Todiramphus gambieri Oustalet, 1895

Mangareva kingfisher



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Todiramphus gambieri gambieri Oustalet, 1895; Todiramphus tutus gambieri Oustalet, 1895


Conservation Status


Last record: before 1922?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Mangareva, Gambier Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Oustalet, (Jean-Frédéric) Émile (Dr). (1895). [description of Todiramphus gambieri gambieri]. Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3(7): 182.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Todiramphus gambieri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 19 August 2013.

C. Hilary Fry, Kathie Fry and Alan Harris. (1999). Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers. A & C Black.

Holyoak, D.T. and Thibault, J.-C. (1977) Halcyon gambieri gambieri Oustalet, An Extinct Kingfisher from Mangareva, South Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 97: 21-23.

Holyoak, D. T.; Thibault, J. -C. (1984). Contribution à l'étude des oiseaux de Polynésie orientale. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - Serie A: Zoologie 127: 1-209.

Matthews, Thomas J. et al. (2022). Threatened and extinct island endemic birds of the world: Distribution, threats and functional diversity. Journal of Biogeography.

Seitre, R. and Seitre, J. (1991). Causes de disparition des oiseaux terrestres de Polynésie Française. South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Nouméa.

Seitre, R. and Seitre, J. (1992). Causes of land-bird extinctions in French Polynesia. Oryx 26: 215-222.

Thibault, Jean-Claude and Cibois, Alice. (forthcoming). Birds of Eastern Polynesia: A Biogeographic Atlas. Lynx Edicions.


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