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Cittura sanghirensis



Indonesia: Sangihe and Siau islands (northeast of Sulawesi)


This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly this species and Sulawesi Lilac Kingfisher were considered one species under the name of Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher.


Forest and plantations up to 1000 m asl.




  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/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.2) DRAFT. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Woodall, P. F., P. C. Rasmussen, and G. M. Kirwan (2022). Sangihe Lilac Kingfisher (Cittura sanghirensis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (B. K. Keeney and P. N. Maleko, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.lickin1.01

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