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Malagasy Kingfisher
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Information
Common Name Madagascar Kingfisher
Range Madagascar and Mayotte (Comoros).
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Alcedininae
Genus Corythornis
Species Corythornis vintsioides
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Malagasy kingfisher or Madagascar kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides), is a species of river kingfiher in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Madagascar and Mayotte (Comoros). Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

It is closely related to the malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) which is widely distributed in mainland Africa.

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