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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 23:41   #1
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Mangrove kingfisher?, Kwando, Namibia, November 2017

This ought to be an easy ID, but it is confusing me, because the books I have suggest this bird should only be in Mozambique, and not in the Caprivi Strip! It ought to be a woodland kingfisher but it does not half look like a mangrove one from other pics...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/414423...posted-public/

It doesn't have the black bill or eye-stripe of the woodland, the buff belly of the grey-headed, nor the stripy front of the brown-hooded.

Could the mangrove have extended its range lately?
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Brown-hooded Kingfisher: all red bill, black back...
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Brown-hooded Kingfisher: all red bill, black back...
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Thanks - I guess the brown bits on the front are sometimes less prominent than illustrated. :)
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