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 Half-collared Kingfisher

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Alternate name
Alcedo semitorquata Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Alcedinidae Family   
19-20cm Length
Brackish to fresh water, lakes, rivers and wetlands, below 2,200m in: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Rep. of CongoEritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 5 White glossy eggs laid in a burrow incubation, 16-17days, fledging 26-28 days. Both parents. Clutch  
Fish, crabs & insects. Food   Diet
1064 World Number

Least Concern


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