Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: African Pygmy-Kingfisher
African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): African Pygmy Kingfisher, Miniature Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Ceyx pictus, Corythornis pictus
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RangeTropical and se. Africa;
(1) S. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, n. Nigeria, s. Chad, s. Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea s. to Uganda.
(2) Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghans, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon e. to w. Uganda, Kenya and s. Somalia and s. to c. Angola, nw. Zambia and n. Tanzania.
(3) S. Angola, s. Zaire, c. and e. Tanzania, Zanzibar and s. to ne. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, n. and e. South Africa.
Migrating birds of this race may occur as far n. as e. Zaire, Uganda and s. Sudan.
Bird breeding on Pemba Is. are of uncertain race since races (1) and (3) both have been collected there.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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