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Photo © by Rob Hutchinson
Zamboanga, Western Mindanao, Philippines, March 2006.

Alternative name: Winchell's Kingfisher

Todiramphus winchelli

Todirhamphus winchelli, Halcyon winchelli





Was previously Halcyon winchelli The Sibley-Monroe spelling of the scientific name (Todirhamphus winchelli) is incorrect. Clements and Howard & Moore both use Todiramphus winchelli. More details in this discussion


There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • T. w. nigrorum:
  • Bohol, Cebu, Negros, Samar, Siquijor, Leyte, Biliran
  • T. w. nesydrionetes:
  • T. w. mindanensis:
  • Mindanao (ssouthern Philippines)
  • T. w. winchelli:
  • Basilan (southern Philippines)
  • T. w. alfredi:
  • Sulu Archipelago (Bongao, Jolo, Papahag and Tawitawi)


Moist lowland forests.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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