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


The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Abuko Nature Reserve, The Gambia - Nov 11, 2002 © Ian Esland 
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Most 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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