Grey-headed Kingfisher

Halcyon leucocephala - Martin-chasseur à tête grise

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Halcyon

  • Species
    :

    leucocephala

Descriptor

Statius Müller, PL, 1776

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 22 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 32 à 34 cm.
  • Weight
    : 46 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Halcyon leucocephala acteon (Cape Verde Is.)
  • Halcyon leucocephala leucocephala (Senegal and Gambia to nw Somalia, n Tanzania and n DRCongo)
  • Halcyon leucocephala semicaerulea (s Arabian Pen.)
  • Halcyon leucocephala hyacinthina (se Somalia to Tanzania)
  • Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris (s DRCongo to nw Tanzania and south to n South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Martin-chasseur à tête grise,
  • Alción Cabeciblanco,
  • Pica-peixe-de-barrete-cinzento,
  • Graukopfliest,
  • szürkefejű halkapó,
  • Grijskopijsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore testagrigia,
  • Gråhuvad kungsfiskare,
  • Gråhodeisfugl,
  • rybárikovec bledohlavý,
  • ledňáček šedohlavý,
  • Gråhovedet Isfugl,
  • harmaapääkalastaja,
  • Gryskopvisvanger,
  • alció capgrís,
  • Gráþyrill,
  • łowiec szarogłowy,
  • pelēkgalvas dzenītis,
  • sivoglavi gozdomec,
  • Сероголовая альциона,
  • ハイガシラショウビン,
  • 灰头翡翠,
  • 灰頭翡翠,

Voice song and cries

Martin-chasseur à tête grise
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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