Mountaiin Kingfshers

The Mountain Kingfishers (Syma megarhyncha) – also known as Greater Yellow-billed Kingfisher, or Mountain Yellow-billed Kingfishers – are Tree Kingfishers is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Their habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes.

Subspecies and Ranges:

  • Syma megarhyncha megarhyncha (Salvadori, 1896) – Nominate form
    • Found in central and southeastern New Guinea – from Sudirman Range to Owen Stanley Range.
  • Syma megarhyncha wellsi (Mathews, 1918)
    • Found in western New Guinea, in the Weyland and Snow Mountains.
  • Syma megarhyncha sellamontis (Reichenow, 1919)
    • Found in northeastern New Guinea, in the mountains of Huon Peninsula.

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ????? … Czech: Lednácek horský, led?á?ek horskýu … Danish: Stor Gulnæbbet Isfugl … Dutch: Berggeelsnavelijsvogel, Berg-geelsnavelijsvogel … Estonian: mägi-safiirlind … Finnish: Vuorikalastaja … French: Martin-chasseur montagnard … German: Bergliest, Bergtorotoro … Indonesian: Cekakak Gunung, Raja udang punggung paruh kuning … Italian: Martin pescatore di montagna, Martin pescatore montano … Japanese: yamakibashishoubin, yamakibashoubin … Norwegian: Najadeisfugl … Polish: lowiec górski, ?owiec górski … Russian: ?????? ???????? … Slovak: rybárikovec horský … Spanish: Alción de Pico Amarillo Montañés, Alción Montano … Swedish: Bergskungsfiskare

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