Corythornis madagascariensis   (L.)


 
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Sakaraha Pygmy-Kingfisher
(Corythornis madagascariensis diluatus (Benson))

 
syn. Ceyx madagascariensis diluatus (Benson), Ispidina madagascariensis diluata (Benson)

 
distribution:

Madagascar: Sakaraha District / Toliary Province

 
local name:

Tsakoko manga (Malagasy)

 
size: 12 cm (length)

extinction date: (?)

 
This subspecies of the Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher is known from only one specimen that was found about 1970 near the city of Sakaraha in the southwest of Madagascar.

 
References:

- Pete Morris, Frank Hawkins: Birds of Madagascar, A Photographic Guide. Yale University Press, 1998
- C. Hilary Fry, Kathie Fry, Alan Harris: Kingfishers Bee-eaters & Rollers. A & C Black, 1999