Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) - HBW 6, p. 211
French: Martin-chasseur du Sénégal
Spanish: Alción Senegalés
Other common names: Angola/Red-and-black-billed/Senegal Kingfisher, Angolan Woodland Kingfisher
Taxonomy: Alcedo senegalensis Linnaeus, 1766, Senegal.
Forms a superspecies with H. senegaloides. S race cyanoleuca has in past been treated as a full species. Race fuscopilea sometimes merged with nominate. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- senegalensis (Linnaeus, 1766) - Senegambia E to Ethiopia and S to W Kenya, NW Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
- fuscopilea Reichenow, 1906 - Sierra Leone to S Nigeria, Bioko I (Fernando Póo) and Congo Basin.
- cyanoleuca (Vieillot, 1818) - NW Tanzania S to Angola, Botswana and NE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 19 videos
bird in a tree Locality Lukaya, Uganda (ssp senegalensis)
Daniêl Jimenez 12 September 2010 2 years ago 34 sec 4.7
bird looking around Locality Lukaya, Uganda (ssp senegalensis)
Daniêl Jimenez 12 September 2010 2 years ago 18 sec 4.7
A bird perched and looking around Locality Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (ssp cyanoleuca)
Alex García · Videoaves 4 January 2008 5 years ago 41 sec 4.6
A bird in a branch. Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp senegalensis)
Josep del Hoyo 1 December 2005 7 years ago 30 sec 4.6
A bird on a branch, singing. Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp cyanoleuca)
Per Alström 7 January 2011 30 weeks ago 24 sec 4.6
A bird in a tree, calling repeatedly Locality Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Entebbe, Uganda (ssp senegalensis)
Josep del Hoyo 27 August 2006 6 years ago 41 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 33 photos
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) displaying
Locality Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province, South Africa (ssp cyanoleuca)
SC Hendriks 4 January 2004 31 weeks ago 4.5
An adult bird feeding in open woodland with scattered damp hollows.
Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp senegalensis)
Steve Garvie 11 October 2008 3 years ago 4.5
Adult with frog
Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (ssp fuscopilea)
Nik Borrow 23 April 2012 1 year ago 4.4
A bird perched.
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp fuscopilea)
Arthur Grosset 27 May 2011 5 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 4.3
Woodland kingfisher in the rue de la base militaire.
Locality Douala, Littoral Province, Cameroon (ssp fuscopilea)
Bernard Guevorts 15 September 2012 1 year ago 4.2
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)
Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia
Jacques Erard 15 October 2009 4 weeks ago 4.1