Mangrove Kingfishers

 
Mangrove Kingfisher (Halcyon senegaloides)
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The Mangrove Kingfisher (Halcyon senegaloides) is a relatively common Southern African Tree Kingfisher with a large range. This species usually stays close to the coast, although may move up river systems.

 

Description

It averages 21 -23 cm in length (including tail).

It has an all-red bill and a light grey head. The upperparts are turquoise. It has a black carpal patch on the otherwise white underwing coverts.

Males and females look alike.

 

Calls / Vocalizations

It is a noisy species that utters a loud ringing "cheet choo-che che che" ending in a trill.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


 

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