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Halcyon malimbica  Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
25 cm Length
Moist forest, mangrove, savanna, marshes, rivers, streams & creeks below 1,800 m, in:- Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Sao Tome e Principe] Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, RwandaSenegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 round white eggs in a hole in a tree termites nest. Care by both parents. Clutch
Large invertebrates, fish, frogs and the fruit of Oil Palm. Food
1105 World Number

Least Concern


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Blue-breasted Kingfisher,Teugelijsvogel; Halcyon malimbica by jwsteffelaar.

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