African Pygmy-Kingfisher

Ceyx pictus

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Original source: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Author: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

The African Pygmy-Kingfisher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The African Pygmy-Kingfisher is found in woodland, savanna and coastal forest. Being insectivorous, it is not bound to water. Status and distribution - The African Pygmy Kingfisher is distributed widely in Africa south of the Sahara, where it is a common resident and intra-African migrant. It is absent from much of the horn of Africa, and also the drier western regions of Southern Africa. More

The African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) is a small insectivorous kingfisher found in the Afrotropics, mostly in woodland habitats. Some texts refer to this species as Ceyx pictus. Size The African Pygmy Kingfisher is approximately 12-13 cm in length. Identification A very small kingfisher with rufous underparts and a blue back extending down to the tail. The dark blue crown of the adult separates it from the African Dwarf-Kingfisher. More

The African Pygmy-Kingfisher is distributed widely in Africa south of the Sahara, where it is a common resident and intra-African migrant. It is absent from much of the horn of Africa, and also the drier western regions of Southern Africa. The African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) is a small insectivorous kingfisher found in the Afrotropics, mostly in woodland habitats. Some texts refer to this species as Ceyx pictus. More

The African Pygmy-Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) is a gorgeous little kingfisher that is always a delight to see. In January, 2006, several of us spotted a pair of these beautiful birds feeding young in a nest burrow along the banks of the Olifantspruit River in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Before each trip to the nest burrow we saw that the adults would pause for several seconds on a nearby branch to survey the surroundings. More

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The African pygmy-kingfisher is widespread across sub-Saharan Africa, partly due to its ability to live in a wide range of woodland types. Unlike many other Alcedinid kingfishers, the African pygmy-kingfisher rarely eats fish, but rather feeds mainly insects, occasionally small vertebrates. It is an intra-African breeding migrant, arriving here in September-October. Soon afterwards, it starts breeding, laying 3-6 eggs in a burrow dug into a sandbank. More

page 176 also a picture of the African Pygmy-Kingfisher on page 193. The African Pygmy-Kingfisher belongs to the family of birds classified as Alcedinidae. In the previous edition of Roberts (ie 6th edition) the African Pygmy-Kingfisher was called the Pygmy Kingfisher The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. The basic information was provided by the Avian Demographic Unit based at UCT and I created the maps from that information ... More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Ceyx
Species : pictus
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)
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