Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Giant Kingfisher
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maximus
Described by: Pallas (1769)
Alternate common name(s): African Giant Kingfisher, Alucan Giant Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Ceryle maxima, Megaceryle maxima
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RangeMost of Africa s. of the Sahara;
(1) Senegambia and s. Mauritania e. through s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger to Nigeria, s. Chad, Central African Republic, se. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and s. to South Africa (Cape Province).
(2) S. Nigeria to Cameroon, is. in the Gulf of Guinea, Zaire and Tanzania.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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