African dwarf kingfisher

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

The African dwarf kingfisher (Ispidina lecontei) is a species of bird in the Alcedininae subfamily. 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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