WoRMS taxon details

Alcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823

212591  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212591)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Length: 180-200 mm. Colour: Adult: Bright blue and turquoise upperparts; white nape patches, chin and throat; white streak...  
Description 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]
WoRMS (2018). Alcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212591 on 2018-12-18
Date
action
by
1998-06-25 14:48:23Z
created
Depew, Lorna
1998-07-17 11:07:59Z
changed
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description 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]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch kobaltijsvogel  [details]
English half-collared kingfisher  [details]
French martin-pêcheur à demi-collier  [details]
German Kobalteisvogel  [details]