African Pygmy-kingfisher (Ceyx pictus) - HBW 6, p. 229
French: Martin-pêcheur pygmée
Spanish: Martín Pigmeo Africano
Other common names: Pygmy/Miniature Kingfisher
Taxonomy: Todus pictus Boddaert, 1783, Juida = St Louis, Senegal.
Sometimes placed in Corythornis or Ispidina. Closely related to C. lecontei. Birds of S Somalia formerly separated as race jubaensis. Identity of birds breeding on Pemba unclear, as both nominate and natalensis have been collected there. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pictus (Boddaert, 1783) - Senegal E to Eritrea, S to Uganda and Pemba (possibly).
- ferrugineus (Clancey, 1984) - Guinea-Bissau E to W Uganda, S to C Angola, NW Zambia and N Tanzania.
- natalensis (A. Smith, 1832) - S Angola across to C & E Tanzania, including Pemba (possibly) and Zanzibar, and S to E Botswana and N & E South Africa; some migration N to E Zaire, Uganda and S Sudan.
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet