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Chocolate-backed Kingfisher

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Alternate name
Halcyon badia Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
21cm Length
Moist forest, dry savanna below 1,500 m, in:- Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, [Gulf of Guinea Islands Bioko, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Reptiles, small mammals, birds, crustaceans, amphibians & large insects. Food
1098 World Number

Least Concern


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