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Striped Kingfisher
Halcyon chelicuti
Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Halcyon malimbica
  (Shaw, 1812)
Woodland Kingfisher
Halcyon senegalensis
IOC 8.2
 

Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Halcyon malimbica torquata
Kotu Creek, Gambia - 2018-01-31
© Rod Nuttall
 







Field guides

Plate/page: 112

Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.
The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Plate/page: 81

Nik Borrow and Ron Demey
Birds of Senegal and the Gambia

Plate/page: 28.3

Barlow, C. and Washer, T.
A Field Guide to Birds of The Gambia and Senegal

Plate/page: 164

Borrow, N. and Demey, R.
Birds of Ghana

Plate/page: 104

Redman, N., Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.
Birds of the Horn of Africa

Plate/page: 274

Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.
Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.

Plate/page: 66

Borrow, N. and Demey, R.
Birds of Western Africa


References

  • Halcyon malimbica: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016.
  • Halcyon malimbica: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2018. IOC World Bird List (v 8.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Barlow, C. and Washer, T.: A Field Guide to Birds of The Gambia and Senegal; Yale University Press, January 21, 1998; ISBN:0-300-07454-9
  • Borrow, N. and Demey, R.: Birds of Ghana; Christopher Helm, 2010; ISBN:1-408-12279-0
  • Borrow, N. and Demey, R.: Birds of Western Africa; Helm, 2001; ISBN:0-713-63959-8
  • Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J.: The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi; T. & A. D. Poyser, London, October 2001; ISBN:0-85661-079-8
  • Redman, N., Stevenson, T. and Fanshawe, J. : Birds of the Horn of Africa; Helm Field Guides, 2009; ISBN:1-408-157357
  • Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.: Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.; Struik, 2003; ISBN:1-868-72857-9
  • Nik Borrow and Ron Demey: Birds of Senegal and the Gambia; Helm Field Guides, Mar 1, 2012; ISBN:1408134691
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Animalia
    Phylum Chordates
    Chordata
    Class Birds
    Aves
    Order Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Rollers
    Coraciiformes
    Family Kingfishers
    Alcedinidae
    Genus Halcyon
    Species Blue-breasted Kingfisher
    malimbica
    (Shaw, 1812)

      torquata Swainson, 1837
    Senegal and Gambia to Guinea-Bissau and w Mali
      forbesi Sharpe, 1892
    Sierra Leone to w Cameroon, Bioko I.
      dryas Hartlaub, 1854
    Príncipe I. (Gulf of Guinea)
      malimbica (Shaw, 1812)
    Cameroon to Uganda amd Zambia
    Distribution
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    AF : c, w
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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