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Giant Kingfisher Male

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Alternate name
Megaceryle maxima Scientific name
Coraciiformes Order
Cerylidae Family   
42-46 cm                  Length
Coastal lagoons, estuaries, rivers, streams, dams, lakes, drains & storage tanks. Found in:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'IvoireCongo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- ,Bioko] Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 5 eggs in riverside tunnel Clutch  
Lizards, crabs, frogs and fish. Food   Diet
 Feeds by diving from a perch Habits
1148 World Number

Least Concern


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