African Dwarf-kingfisher (Ceyx lecontei) - HBW 6, p. 229
French: Martin-pêcheur à tête rousse
Spanish: Martín Pigmeo del Congo
Other common names: Red-headed Dwarf-kingfisher, Black-fronted Pygmy-kingfisher
Taxonomy: Ispidina Lecontei Cassin, 1856, Moonda River, Gabon.
Sometimes placed in genera Corythornis or Ispidina; alternatively in monspecific Myioceyx. Closely related to C. pictus. Ugandan birds described as race ugandae, but inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ruficeps (Hartlaub, 1857) - Liberia E to Ghana.
- lecontei (Cassin, 1856) - SW Nigeria through Cameroon to W Gabon, and from Congo Basin to W Rift Valley and SW Uganda; isolated records from R Congo mouth, N Angola and SW Sudan.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched on a thin branch Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2006 6 years ago 46 sec 4.6
A close-up of a bird bobbing the head Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2006 6 years ago 50 sec 4.4
A bird perched, opening the beak and finaly defecating Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2006 6 years ago 33 sec 4.4
We we on walking the Royal Mile when this small kingfisher landed a few meters away at eye level.
Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda
Lee Hunter 30 July 2012 1 year ago 4
A bird perched on a branch above the trail
Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (ssp ruficeps)
Luis Mario Arce 15 February 2013 34 weeks ago 2.8
Adult and juvenile
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp ruficeps)
Photo-ay 3 January 2010 3 years ago 2
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