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Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) by macronyx.

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Alternate name
Halcyon senegalensis Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
22-24cm Length
Woodland, savanna, riverine forest, in:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Bioko  Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-4 Glossy white eggs, incubation 13-14 days fledging 15-22 days. Care by both sexes. Clutch
Retiles, amphibians, birds, crabs, insects & rarely fish. Food
Solitary or in pairs. Habits
1103 World Number

Least Concern


Video by banditt066

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Woodland Kingfisher Call
(Halcyon senegalensis)
Patrik ?erg XC28682
07-01-2007, South Africa

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