Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Halcyon albiventris

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 MaleFemale
Length22cm22cm
Wingspread202–220mm210–222mm
Bill length45–54mm45–51mm
Weight48–53g54–58g

Scientific name: Halcyon albiventris

Call: A weak ki-ti-ti-ti either singly or repeated rapidly up to twenty times in succession[2].

Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 2.5 license Audio by: Derek Solomon

Similar species: Grey-headed Kingfisher, Striped Kingfisher

References:

[1] Forshaw, J. M., & Cooper, W. T. (1985). Kingfishers and related birds: Alcedinidae, Halcyon to Tanysiptera. Sydney, Aus: Lansdowne Editions.

[2] Fry, C. H., Fry, K., & Harris, A. (1992). Kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers: A handbook. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

[3] Fry, C. H., Keith, S., Urban, E. K., Woodcock, M. W., Willis, I., & Chappuis, C. (1988). The birds of Africa (Vol. 3). London, UK: Academic Press.

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

[5] Sinclair, I., Hockey, P. A. R., Tarboton, W. R., Hayman, P., & Arlott, N. (1995). Illustrated guide to the birds of southern Africa. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

[6] Williams, J. G., Arlott, N., & Peterson, R. T. (1980). A field guide to the birds of East Africa. London, UK: Collins.

Links:

Chris Pienaar's Kingfisher Gallery

The Internet Bird Collection: Photos, videos, and sounds

VIREO: Visual Resources for Ornithology

Brown-hooded Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Halcyon albiventris albiventris Southwest Cape Province to Natal; winters to se Zimbabwe
Halcyon albiventris orientalis Coastal Somalia to n Botswana and Mozambique
Halcyon albiventris prentissgrayi SE Kenya to Congo, Zaire, Angola and Zambia
Halcyon albiventris vociferans E Botswana to s Natal, s Mozambique and Orange Free State

Data sources:

  • NMNH Vertebrate Zoology Birds Collections, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1835)
  • IICT Colecção Zoológica, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/12696)
  • 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)
  • ORN, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1897)
  • Ditsong Museum, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/11955)
  • SAFRING, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/11995)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/571)
  • Bird and Mammal specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1846)
  • Birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8438)
  • Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Bird Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14351)
  • UMZC Zoological Specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14193)
  • RBINS collections, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/13690)
  • TCWC Vertebrates, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14379)
  • Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14100)
  • DMNH Birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14178)
  • Lund Museum of Zoology (MZLU), (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1533)
  • Collection Aves (bird skins) SMF, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8314)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/806)
  • Hatikka Observation Data Gateway, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/2401)
  • Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14386)
  • SysTax, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1875)
  • Peabody Ornithology DiGIR Service, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1020)
  • hsu_wildlife_birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14030)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/658)
  • WFVZ Bird Collections, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14187)
  • Aves MZS, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8091)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/634)
  • Bird Collection, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/143)
  • Vertebrate specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/541)
  • CAS Ornithology (ORN), (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14134)
  • Macaulay Library - Audio Data, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/41)
  • Zoological Museum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam (NL) - Aves, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/685)
  • MVZ Egg/Nest Catalog, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8124)
  • Birds Specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/632)
  • Santa Barbara Musem of Natural History, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/646)
  • Zoology (Museum of Evolution - Uppsala), (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1044)
  • Bird specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/997)
  • 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)
  • iNaturalist research-grade observations, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14026)
  • Biologiezentrum Linz, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1104)
  • Museum Victoria provider for OZCAM, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14118)
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology, Albuquerque, NM., (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/985)
  • Bird Specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/125)
  • 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)
  • MVZ Bird Catalog, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8122)

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