(syn. Halcyon Ϯ Brown-hooded Kingfisher H. albiventris) Genus Chelicutia Reichenbach, 1851, kingfisher; L. suffix -ona  relating to; "Alcedo albiventris Scopoli shows colour-evolution in a strange manner: though a larger bird, the immature show their under-surface to be very similar to that of Chelicutia, the breast-streaks being prominent.   ...   Structurally this shows similarity to the type of Halcyon, the bill being quite like that of that species, but the legs are weaker: the wing is rounded, quite unlike that of Chelicutia, the first primary being shorter than the secondaries and the ninth primary, the other primaries being not very much longer, the second, third, fourth and fifth being subequal and longest.  This could not be placed in Chelicutia from structural features, though the coloration suggests its close relationship. Neither can it be classed in Halcyon, as its colour denies its close alliance and suggests the similar structure to be due to convergence in evolution. I therefore propose the new genus name CHELICUTONA for this species alone." (Mathews 1918); "Chelicutona Mathews, Bds. Austr., 7, 1918, p. 150. Type, by monotypy, Alcedo albiventris Scopoli." (Peters 1945, V, 193).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 January 2019).