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21 cm (8ΒΌ in); a medium-sized kingfisher.
Halcyon badia has two subspecies:
Primary and secondary forests, as well as gallery forest up to 1500 m.
Common, but heard more often than seen.
Their main diet consists of insects particularly grasshoppers and beetles. As well as crickets, cicadas and mantids.
A high-pitched note, followed by 10-15 decending whistles (lasting 5-6 seconds); pee, tee tee tee..
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