An adult bird feeding in open woodland with scattered damp hollows.

Woodland Kingfisher
An adult bird feeding in open woodland with scattered damp hollows.
Species: Woodland Kingfisher   Halcyon senegalensis
Subspecies: senegalensis
Author: Steve Garvie
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Added to IBC: 20 Mar 2010 - 14:19
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Altitude (m): 
12 meters


An intra-African migrant which in West Africa favours woodland where it breeds in the wet season migrating south to Southern Africa in the dry season.

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Steve Garvie, IBC958241. Accessible at

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Steve Garvie, IBC958241. Photo of Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis at Kololi, Gambia. Accessible at

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