- Halcyon senegalensis
20-23 cm. Bright blue back, wing panel and tail, white head, neck and underparts, black shoulders, red upper mandible and black lower mandible, bright red legs, dark stripe through the eye, black underwing, primaries and secondaries, white underwing coverts, white breast. Sexes similar. Juveniles - duller and brown bill.
Halcyon senegalensis has three subspecies:
- H. s. senegalensis
- H. s. fuscopileus
- H. s. cyanoleuca
Wooded areas, especially with acacia trees.
The nest is a tree hole and 3 round white eggs are laid.
The diet includes large insects, other arthropods, snakes, fish and frogs.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Woodland Kingfisher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 21 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Woodland_Kingfisher