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 29 weeks 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 6 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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