Halcyon (Cancrophaga) badia
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851,
Molecular study indicated that this species is closest to H. malimbica#R, but taxon-sampling incomplete and relationships within genus remain to be resolved. Shows some affinities to larger H. smyrnensis, H. gularis and H. cyanoventris. Slightly darker race obscuridorsalis sometimes regarded as too poorly distinguished to be accorded subspecific treatment. Birds of Bioko I described as race lopezi and those from W Uganda as budongoensis, but neither is considered sufficiently distinct to merit recognition. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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