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

Woodland Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

It has loud and distinct high-pitched call “tuuui,” succeeded by a halt and then a descending “trrrrrrrrrrrr.” Moreover, the small and colorful bird is quickly recognized through is bright blue back feathers, wings, and tails, accented by its black shoulders and white underpart. Despite its name, it is part of the non-fishing … Read more