Northern Silvery-Kingfisher / Ceyx flumenicola

Northern Silvery-Kingfisher / Ceyx flumenicola

Northern Silvery-Kingfisher

SCI Name:  Ceyx flumenicola
Protonym:  Ceyx flumenicola ListBirdsMamms.SteereExped. p.10
Taxonomy:  Coraciiformes / Alcedinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  norsik1
Type Locality:  Samar and Leyte.
Publish Year:  1890
IUCN Status:  


(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.

flumenicola / flumenicolus
L. flumen, fluminis  river, stream  < fluere  to flow; -cola  -dweller  < colere  to inhabit.