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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


South Africa - Date unknown © Kees Bakker  Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown © Gordon Holtshausen 
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Tropical 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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