Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris

Described by: Scopoli (1786)
Alternate common name(s): Brown-headed Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Zimbabwe - Aug, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown © Gordon Holtshausen 
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Wc. Africa. E. to s. Africa;
Two populations;
(1) Coastal lowlands from s. Somalia, e. Kenya, e. Tanzania and Mozambique and inland to Malawi, s. Zambia, Zimbabwe and n. Botswana.
(2) South Africa (Natal to sw. Cape Province). Migrates to s. Zimbabwe, ne. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana.
(3) E. Botswana, to s. Mozambique and South Africa (Orange Free State and Natal).
(4) E. Gabon, s. Congo, w. Angola, n. Zambia to se. Kenya and wc. Tanzania.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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