Woodland Kingfisher

This is a medium-sized kingfisher, 20-23 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wing panel and tail. Its head, neck and underparts are white, and its shoulders are black. The flight of the Woodland Kingfisher is rapid and direct. The large bill has a red upper mandible and black lower mandible. The legs are bright red. Some birds may have greyish heads, causing confusion with Mangrove Kingfisher.

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The Woodland 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 Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is a tree kingfisher. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Distribution and habitat * 3 Behaviour * 3.1 Breeding * 3.2 Food * 3. More

The Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is a fairly common kingfisher in the woodland habitats it prefers in southern Africa. Its loud vocalization is one of the characteristic calls that may be heard regularly when one is nearby. The Woodland Kingfisher in the two shots on the left was at Satara Camp, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, in January, 2006. The images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens. More

Woodland KingfisherThe Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is a tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in tropical Africa south of the Sahara and from Pretoria northwards. This kingfisher is essentially resident within 8 More

Woodland Kingfisher eating a Bat While the diet of many species of bats is often difficult to record, it is also not always that easy to discover the number of enemies that bats may have that in turn eat some of them. But the opportune observation of a constantly alert Colin Bell, best known for his expert bird guiding, has given us some interesting information about a previously unknown predator of small Bats. More

The Woodland kingfisher is common across sub-Saharan Africa, occupying a wide variety of woodland and savanna habitats. It is quite an adaptable hunter, feeding mainly insects but also small vertebrates, such as fish, snakes and even other birds! It is an intra-African migrant, arriving in southern Africa around September-December, breeding then leaving for Central Africa around March-April. It usually nests in tree cavities, either natural or excavated by barbets or woodpeckers, laying 2-4 eggs incubated by both sexes. More

The Woodland Kingfisher is a species of tree kingfisher that can be found in tropical Africa south of the Sahara. It is an agressively territorial bird, attacking intruders including humans that dare to enter its territory. It can often be seen perching on a dead branch looking for food, which includes insects, snakes, fish and frogs. More

Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis ) Woodland Kingfisher Common Name Woodland Kingfisher Scientific Name Halcyon senegalensis Order Coraciiformes Family Halcyonidae Genus Halcyon Species H. More

Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) - The Woodland Kingfisher is a summer visitor to this area. Breeds from November to March, in a hole in a tree. Feeds on insects, lizards, millipedes and frogs. Not often found eating fish. Habitat is mainly savanna woodland and dense riverine bush. More

During breakfast I noticed the Woodland Kingfishers that were flying off and on and quite often landing on the same branche. I had my camera with me so I sat myself down on the terasse in front of that particular tree.. the sun gaining strength, a waiter checking on me every 15 minutes or so. In a word: GREAT! I've seldom felt more pampered than then. More

Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis D18835 D19193 Punda Maria area, Kruger Park, South Africa; Mar 2009 (5) D19186 imm D19188 imm D19191 imm WT04821 WT04974 WT000a More

The Woodland Kingfisher is an intra-African breeding migrant, found in southern Africa from October/November until April where it takes advantage of the plentiful supply of food during our annual rainy season. Surprisingly, rather unusual food items appear on this delightful bird's menu: Insects (mainly grasshoppers, locusts and beetles, dragonflies, cicadas, roaches, mantises, moths, butterflies, larvae, ants and termites), as well as scorpions, millipedes, crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes, and occasionally small birds. More

Great capture :>) The woodland kingfisher is a beautiful bird. By: Dana-Phoenix Arizona, Date: 25 March 2010 Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Please fill out the code you see below: CAPTCHA Due to spamming reasons, all comments will have to be approved before they appear on this website. More

Woodland Kingfisher is a common species of a variety of wooded habitats with some trees, especially Acacias, including around human habitation. Although it is a "kingfisher", it prefers drier habitats in more traditional woodland and can be far from water. It is often solitary but can occur in small groups. It hunts from an exposed perch, often on a dead branch of a tree, or perches quietly in semi-shade whilst seeking food. More

* Woodland Kingfisher at Pete's Pond Botswana Africa1:44 * Ajouter à la file d'attente Ajoutée à la file d'attente Woodland Kingfisher at Pete's Pond Botswana Africa211 vuesgreencashew * Woodland Kingfisher catches grasshopper2:57 * Ajouter à la file d'attente Ajoutée à la file d'attente Woodland Kingfisher catches grasshopper63 vuesgardenlady1 More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Halcyon
Species : senegalensis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)
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