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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823 
AphiaID: 212591

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoraciiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedinidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo Linnaeus, 1758
Source  basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkobaltijsvogel  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhalf-collared kingfisher  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormartin-pĂȘcheur Ă  demi-collier  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKobalteisvogel  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Distribution 
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (78 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 180-200 mm. Colour: Adult: Bright blue and turquoise upperparts; white nape patches, chin and throat; white streak in front of eye; underparts orange-chestnut with bright blue patches on sides of breast. Juvenile: duller below with a scaly greyish breast. Bill long and black, feet red. Habitat: Perennial water-bodies, including estuaries, preferably with dense marginal vegetation. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212591
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-06-25 14:48:23Z  created  Depew, Lorna
1998-07-17 11:07:59Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Alcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212591 on 2014-07-13
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