Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Gray-headed Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala

Described by: Müller, Statius (1776)
Alternate common name(s): Grey-headed Kingfisher, Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher, Gray-hooded Kingfisher, Grey-hooded Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya - Jun 9, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya - Jun 9, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Tanzania - Sep, 1999 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Ayn Hamran, Oman - Nov 1, 2004 © Aurélien Audevard  Kenya - Dec, 2005 © Jean-Michel Fenerole 
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Cape Verde Is. Tropical c. Africa and s. Arabia;
Three populations;
(1) Cape Verde Is.
(2) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Niger, s. Chad, s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia to n. Zaire.
(3) Yemen and s. Yemen.
(4) Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.
(5) S. Zaire to Namibia, n. Botswana, Zimbabwe, s. Mozambique and n. South Africa.


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


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