Todiramphus (cinnamominus) miyakoensis Kuroda, 1919

Ryuku kingfisher



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Halcyon (cinnamominus) miyakoensis Kuroda, 1919


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)?

Last record: 5 February 1887



Ryuku Islands, Japan (Guam?)


The holotype, and still the only known specimen, may have come from Guam where the nominate subspecies lives, and hence it may be synonymous with the latter.


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Kuroda, Nagahisa. (1919). [Description of Todiramphus (cinnamominus) miyakoensis]. Dobutsu.Zasshi 31: 229,231 [incomplete reference]


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (1996) 1996 IUCN Red List of threatened animals. Cambridge, U.K.: International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Balouet, J. -C. and Alibert, E. (1990) Extinct species of the world. New York: Barron's Educational Series.

Brazil, M. A. (1991) The birds of Japan. London: Chistopher Helm.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Fry, C. H., Fry, K. and Harris, A. (1992) Kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. London: Christopher Helm.

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Greenway, J.C., Jr. (1958). Extinct and vanishing birds of the world. Special publication number 13. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, New York, New York.

Stattersfield, A. J., Crosby, M. J., Long, A. J. and Wege, D. C. (1998) Endemic bird areas of the world: priorities for bird conservation. Cambridge, U.K.: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series 07).


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