Bourns and Worcester, 1894,
Panay, Negros and Cebu.
Previously placed in Alcedo, but molecular data indicate that this species is part of C. erithaca species-group (see C. cyanopectus). Closely related to C. argentatus and especially C. cyanopectus, with which hitherto treated as conspecific, but differs in its all-black bill (2); breastband and flanks blue with greenish-blackish tone vs deep royal blue (2); underparts of female rufous-tan vs rufous-chestnut (richer in female cyanopectus than in male) (2); paler (slightly greener), broader and softer-edged blue tips of crown feathers, merging in an all-blue nape (ns); slightly smaller bill and wing length (effect size for bill −1.37; but n=7) (1). Monotypic.
Panay, Negros and Cebu (C Philippines).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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