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Female. Photo by KCTsang
Tangkoko, Sulawesi, August 2009

Alternative names: Lilac Kingfisher, Lilac-marked Kingfisher, Lilac-breasted Kingfisher

Cittura cyanotis



endemic to Sulawesi including Lembeh Island. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas.

Male. Photo by obasanmi
Tangkoko, Sulawesi, October 2005


This is a monotypic species[1].

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


A variety of Forest up to 1000 m asl.


Classified as Near-Threatened in the 2008 IUCN Red List1.



  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. BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Cittura cyanotis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/7/2008.

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