Woodland Kingfisher

Halcyon senegalensis - Martin-chasseur du Sénégal

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Halcyon

  • Species
    :

    senegalensis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 23 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 41 à 64 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Halcyon senegalensis fuscopileus (Sierra Leone to s Nigeria and south to DRCongo and n Angola)
  • Halcyon senegalensis senegalensis (Senegal and Gambia to Ethiopia and n Tanzania)
  • Halcyon senegalensis cyanoleuca (s Angola and w Tanzania to South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Martin-chasseur du Sénégal,
  • Alción Senegalés,
  • Pica-peixe-dos-bosques,
  • Senegalliest,
  • türkiz halkapó,
  • Senegalijsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore boschereccio,
  • Savannkungsfiskare,
  • Lundisfugl,
  • rybárikovec belasý,
  • ledňáček senegalský,
  • Skovisfugl,
  • afrikanmetsäkalastaja,
  • Bosveldvisvanger,
  • alció del Senegal,
  • łowiec jasny,
  • Сенегальская альциона,
  • セネガルショウビン,
  • 林地翡翠,
  • 林地翡翠,

Voice song and cries

Martin-chasseur du Sénégal
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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