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 20 videos
bird in a tree Locality Lukaya, Uganda (ssp senegalensis)
Daniêl Jimenez 12 September 2010 3 years ago 34 sec 4.7
bird looking around Locality Lukaya, Uganda (ssp senegalensis)
Daniêl Jimenez 12 September 2010 3 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 6 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 42 weeks ago 24 sec 4.6
A bird perched on a branch Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp senegalensis)
Keith Blomerley 28 October 2013 11 weeks ago 21 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 34 photos
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) displaying
Locality Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province, South Africa (ssp cyanoleuca)
SC Hendriks 4 January 2004 43 weeks ago 4.6
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 13 weeks ago 4.3
Woodland Kingfisher looking for food with his mate
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp cyanoleuca)
AnneMarks 26 November 2013 9 weeks ago 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