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Southern Silvery Kingfisher
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Information
Common Name Silver Kingfisher
Range Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Alcedininae
Genus Ceyx
Species Ceyx argentatus
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Southern silvery kingfisher (Ceyx argentatus), is a species of river kingfisher in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

In the Philippines, it is called kasay-kasay, and figures in the legend concerning the discovery of the Catholic image of Our Lady of Caysasay.

This species and the northern silvery kingfisher were formerly considered conspecific and called the silvery kingfisher.

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