Indigo-banded Kingfisher / Ceyx cyanopectus

Indigo-banded Kingfisher / Ceyx cyanopectus

Indigo-banded Kingfisher

SCI Name:  Ceyx cyanopectus
Protonym:  Ceyx cyano-pectus Rev.Zool. 3 p.33
Category:  Coraciiformes / Alcedinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  inbkin2
Type Locality:  Type locality unknown = Luzon by designation of Bangs, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 70, 1930, p. 207.
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Publish Year:  1840
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DEFINITIONS

CEYX
(Alcedinidae; Ϯ Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher C. erithaca) L. ceyx, ceycis  seabird variously identified  < Gr. κηυξ kēux, κηυκος kēukos  seabird mentioned by Dionysius and Lucian, and considered identical to the halcyon. In Gr. myth. Ceyx, blasphemous husband to Alcyone, was drowned at sea and metamorphosed into a kingfisher along with his desolated wife when she found his body washed up on the shore; "62. CÉYX.  Ceyx.  { Le bec très-long; la langue courte; le tarse très-court; chaque pied ne présentant que trois doigts." (de Lacépède 1799); "Ceyx Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 10. Type, by monotypy, Alcedo tridactyla Pallas = Alcedo erithaca Linné (species added, Daudin, in Buffon, Hist. Nat. (éd Didot), 14, 1802, p. 287.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 178).
Var. Ceix, Ceux, Ceycis.
Synon. Alcyon, Argyroceyx, Ceycalcyon, Ceycopsis, Cyanoceyx, Micralcyone, Therosa.

cyanopectus
L. cyanos  lapis lazuli  < Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; pectus, pectoris  breast.

SUBSPECIES

Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Northern)
SCI Name: Ceyx cyanopectus cyanopectus
cyanopectus
L. cyanos  lapis lazuli  < Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; pectus, pectoris  breast.

Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Southern)
SCI Name: Ceyx cyanopectus nigrirostris
nigrirostris
L. niger  black; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Black-jawed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (unident.).