African dwarf kingfisher

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African dwarf kingfisher
Ceyx lecontei (African dwarf kingfisher) by John Gerrard Keulemans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Ceyx
Species: C. lecontei
Binomial name
Ceyx lecontei
Cassin, 1856
Synonyms
  • Ispidina lecontei[2]

The African dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx lecontei) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda. This is the world's smallest kingfisher, at 9 grams (0.32 oz) and 10 centimetres (3.9 in).

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