Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

Stripped Kingfisher

It is a small, elegant kingfisher known for its powder-blue flight and tail feathers, dark-eye band, barred brown, and creamy white color. Solitary bird or pairs occurs in savannas, woodland, and thornveld. It catches attention with its exuberant “trreeerr-trreeerr-trreeerr” and resonant “teep-tiii-rrrrr” calls. Read further to know more about the Stripped Kingfisher. … Read more

Scimitar-billed Wood Hoopoe (Rhinopomastus cyanomelas)

Scimitar-billed Wood hoopoe

It is a long, matte bird renowned for its slender, greatly-decurved black bill. This bird species avoids forests and thrives in arid, densely-leaved woodlands singly or in pairs. Most of the time, they shin around trunks, foraging for invertebrates, sometimes joining other mixed-species groups. It is easily detected through its wistful, whistled … Read more