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African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta)

It is a tiny, jewel-like kingfisher, characterized by a thin, dark blue crown, and an orange face with violet cheek…

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Things You Should Know About The Giant Kingfisher

The Giant Kingfisher is endemic to the southern part of the Sahara Desert. Its binomial name, Megaceryle maxima, came from…

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Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus)

It is a smallish, jewel-like kingfisher, preferring nearly all habitats with water, such as rivers, lakes, lagoons, and rice paddies.…

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Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle Rudis)

It is a black-and-white kingfisher, with a shiny black bill and short, busky crest. Pairs or small groups are often…

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Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

It is a small, elegant kingfisher known for its powder-blue flight and tail feathers, dark-eye band, barred brown, and creamy…

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Woodland Kingfisher

It has loud and distinct high-pitched call “tuuui,” succeeded by a halt and then a descending “trrrrrrrrrrrr.” Moreover, the small…

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