Half-collared kingfisher

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Half-collared kingfisher
Half-collared Kingfisher - Malawi S4E4593.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. semitorquata
Binomial name
Alcedo semitorquata
Swainson, 1823
  • A. semitorquata semitorquata
  • A. semitorquata heuglini
  • A. semitorquata tephria

The half-collared kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata) is a species of kingfisher that feeds almost exclusively on fish and can be found near water at all times. It can be found on shores and around larger bodies of water in southern and eastern Africa.[1]


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