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Crested Kingfisher
Megaceryle lugubris
Giant Kingfisher
Megaceryle maxima
  (Pallas, 1769)
Ringed Kingfisher
Megaceryle torquata
IOC 9.2
 

Giant Kingfisher
Megaceryle maxima maxima
Lake Naivasha, Kenya - 2019-07-20
© Klas Karlsson
 
















Field guides

Plate/page: 111

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: 28.1

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

Plate/page: 256

Sinclair, I.
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

Plate/page: 164

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

Plate/page: 103

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

Plate/page: 276

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

  • Megaceryle maxima: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Megaceryle maxima: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). 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 Field Guides, 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
  • Sinclair, I.: Sasol Birds of Southern Africa; Struik, 4:e edition. 2011; ISBN:1-770-07925-4
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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 Megaceryle
    Species Giant Kingfisher
    maxima
    (Pallas, 1769)

      maxima (Pallas, 1769)
    Senegal and Gambia to Ethiopia and south to South Africa
      gigantea (Swainson, 1837)
    Liberia to n Angola and w Tanzania, Bioko
    Distribution
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    AF widespread
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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