African Pygmy-Kingfisher

African Pygmy-Kingfisher, Ispidina picta

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Scientific name: Ispidina picta

Status:

Distribution:

Description:

Call: high-pitched insect-like tsip-tsip

Food:

Similar species:

Other names:

References:

[1] Hockey, P. A. R. (1997). Africa’s kingfishers: A guide to their identification. Africa — Birds & Birding, 2(1), 61-65.

[2] Sharpe, R. B. (1869). On the kingfishers of South Africa. Ibis, 11(3), 275-283. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.1869.tb06881.x

Links:

The Internet Bird Collection: Photos, videos, and sounds

VIREO: Visual Resources for Ornithology

African Pygmy-Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Ispidina picta picta Senegambia to Ethiopia, Uganda, s Mozambique and Pemba I.
Ispidina picta ferruginea Rainforests of Sierra Leone to Congo Basin and w Uganda
Ispidina picta natalensis Angola to s Mozambique and South Africa

Data sources:

  • Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14351)
  • MCZ Ornithology Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/580)
  • LACM Vertebrate Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14305)
  • Hatikka Observation Data Gateway, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/2401)
  • RBINS collections, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/13690)
  • Birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8438)
  • ORN, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1897)
  • IICT Colecção Zoológica, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/12696)
  • NMNH Vertebrate Zoology Birds Collections, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1835)
  • Bird Collection of Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1450)
  • Ditsong Museum, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/11955)
  • DMNH Birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14178)
  • Collection Aves (bird skins) SMF, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8314)
  • Zoological Museum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam (NL) - Aves, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/685)
  • Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14100)
  • Bird Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/143)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/658)
  • UMZC Zoological Specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14193)
  • Birds Specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/632)
  • Bird Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/993)
  • WFVZ Bird Collections, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14187)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/806)
  • Lund Museum of Zoology (MZLU), (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1533)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/571)
  • CAS Ornithology (ORN), (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14134)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/634)
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science Bird Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/11617)
  • Peabody Ornithology DiGIR Service, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1020)
  • TCWC Vertebrates, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14379)
  • Bird and Mammal specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1846)
  • Vertebrates of the Gothenburg Natural History Museum (GNM), (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14391)
  • Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14386)
  • Ornithology Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8429)
  • University of Texas at El Paso Vertebrates, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14396)
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology, Albuquerque, NM., (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/985)
  • hsu_wildlife_birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14030)
  • MVZ Bird Catalog, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8122)
  • Collection Aves (bird skeletons) SMF, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8312)
  • Biological and palaeontological collection and observation data MNHNL, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8107)
  • Aves MZS, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8091)
  • SAFRING, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/11995)
  • Southern African Bird Atlas Project, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/11957)
  • eBird, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/43)
  • Aves Tanzanian collection at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (SNM), (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/13987)
  • rmca-albertine-rift-birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14336)
  • Santa Barbara Musem of Natural History, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/646)
  • Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) Biodiversity Survey Database, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8076)
  • Macaulay Library - Audio Data, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/41)
  • Bird Tissue Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/9148)

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