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 4.8
bird looking around Locality Lukaya, Uganda (ssp senegalensis)
Daniêl Jimenez 12 September 2010 2 years ago 18 sec 4.7
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 4.6
A bird on a branch, singing. Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp cyanoleuca)
Per Alström 7 January 2011 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 24 sec 4.5
A bird in a branch. Locality Wondo Genet, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp senegalensis)
Josep del Hoyo 1 December 2005 7 years ago 30 sec 4.4
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 4.2
PhotosSee all 29 photos
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
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) displaying
Locality Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province, South Africa
SC Hendriks 4 January 2004 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.4
Adult with frog
Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (ssp fuscopilea)
Nik Borrow 23 April 2012 52 weeks ago 4.3
Bird perched on branch in close proximity to nest
ddarbela 2 January 2013 12 weeks ago 4
Locality Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia
Marco Valentini 7 January 2013 18 weeks ago 4
Woodland kingfisher in the rue de la base militaire.
Locality Douala, Littoral Province, Cameroon
Bernard Guevorts 15 September 2012 34 weeks ago 4