African Pygmy Kingfisher

Ispidina picta - Martin-pêcheur pygmée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ispidina

  • Species
    :

    picta

Descriptor

Boddaert, 1783

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 12 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 9 à 16 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Ispidina picta picta (Senegal and Gambia to Ethiopia and south to Uganda)
  • Ispidina picta ferrugina (Guinea-Bissau to w Uganda and south to Angola, Zambia and n Tanzania)
  • Ispidina picta natalensis (S Angola to c Tanzania south to n and e South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Martin-pêcheur pygmée,
  • Martín Pigmeo Africano,
  • Pica-peixe-pigmeu,
  • Natalzwergfischer,
  • natali törpejégmadár,
  • Afrikaanse Dwergijsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore pigmeo africano,
  • Afrikansk pygmékungsfiskare,
  • Pygméisfugl,
  • rybárik malý,
  • ledňáček trpasličí,
  • Afrikansk Dværgisfugl,
  • afrikanpikkukalastaja,
  • Dwergvisvanger,
  • blauet pigmeu africà,
  • zimorodek malutki,
  • Крошечный лесной зимородок,
  • ヒメショウビン,
  • 粉颊小翠鸟,
  • 非洲紅頭三趾翠鳥,

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Swamp ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

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