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Grey-headed Kingfisher

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Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher Alternate name
Halcyon leucocephala Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
20cm Length
Rivers, streams, creeks, shrubland, savnna, forest, plantations, gardens, below 2,400m in:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zanzibar & Zimbabwe Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-7 white eggs Clutch
Reptiles & large insects. Food
Solitary or in pairs. Habits
1102 World Number

Least Concern 


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Photo by Jan-Michael Breider all rights reserved   

Grey-headed Kingfisher - Santiago

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