Hitherto considered conspecific with A. regalis. The two are occasionally placed in separate genus Monachalcyon. A kingfisher observed at c. 2100 m on Gunung Tumpu, E Sulawesi, had a deep blue cap, a mostly bright red bill becoming more yellowish at the tip, a white throat, unmarked intense orange underparts, reaching onto the nape in a collar (somewhat like A. monachus), a conspicuous round buff loral patch, an earth-brown back scaled off-white, and probably an all-brown tail; unfortunately, it proved impossible to document the record, but the bird was presumed to represent a new taxon, tentatively ascribed to the present species complex, although if this suite of characters can be confirmed in future as belonging to a population of kingfishers in the E mountains of Sulawesi, then it would seem highly likely to represent a new species#R. Two subspecies recognized.
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