Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher
Common Name Celebes Forest Kingfisher, Blue-crowned Kingfisher, Celebes Dwarf-kingfisher and Celebes Pygmy-kingfisher.
Range Sulawesi island, Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Genus Ceyx
Species Ceyx fallax
Conservation Status
Near Threatened

The Sulawesi dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx fallax), is a species of river kingfisher in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to Sulawesi island, Indonesia. The species has numerous common names such as Celebes forest kingfisher, blue-crowned kingfisher, Celebes dwarf-kingfisher, and Celebes pygmy-kingfisher.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


The species carry 2 subspecies; Ceyx fallax fallax can be found in Sulawesi, and offshore of the Lembeh Island, while Ceyx fallax sangirensis is native to Sangihe and Talaud Islands.

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