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Green-backed Kingfisher (Male) cropped

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Coraciiformes

Familia: Alcedinidae
Subfamilia: Halcyoninae
Genus: Actenoides
Species: Actenoides monachus
Subspecies: A. m. capucinus - A. m. intermedia - A. m. monachus

Actenoides monachus (Bonaparte, 1850)

Conspectus generum avium 1 p. 154
Vernacular names
čeština: Ledňáček poustevnický
Deutsch: Einsiedlerliest
English: Green-backed Kingfisher
español: Alción monje
français: Martin-chasseur moine
Türkçe: Yeşil sırtlı yalıçapkını

The green-backed kingfisher (Actenoides monachus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae endemic to Indonesia, where it is restricted to north and central Sulawesi, and the islands of Manadotua and Lembeh. It can be found in the protected areas of Lore Lindu, Bogani Nani Wartabone, and Tangkoko Batuangus.

Its natural habitat is dense tropical moist lowland forests up to 900 m elevation. It is threatened by habitat loss by deforestation.

The black-headed kingfisher was previously considered part of this species, but was elevated to species status in 2014.


BirdLife International (2016). "Actenoides monachus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22726844A94933344. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22726844A94933344.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2020. IOC World Bird List (v10.2). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.10.2.

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