Brown-hooded kingfisher

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Brown-hooded kingfisher
Male Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Halcyon albiventris caught a wasp, Tzaneen area, Limpopo, South Africa (14710550180).jpg
Calls recorded in northern South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Halcyoninae
Genus: Halcyon
Species: H. albiventris
Binomial name
Halcyon albiventris
Scopoli, 1786

The brown-hooded kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris) is a species of bird in the subfamily Halcyoninae.


It is found in Angola, Botswana, Republic of the Congo, DRC, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Nesting and roosting[edit]

They nest in burrows and also spend nights inside the nest.


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