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.

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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