White-bellied Kingfisher

White-bellied Kingfisher, Corythornis leucogaster

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Bill length31–37mm31–35mm

Scientific name: Corythornis leucogaster







Similar species:


[1] Forshaw, J. M., & Cooper, W. T. (1983). Kingfishers and related birds: Alcedinidae, Ceryl to Cittura. Sydney, Aus: Lansdowne Editions.

[2] Fry, C. H., & de Naurois, R. (1984). Corythornis systematics and character release in the Gulf of Guinea islands. In J. Ledger (Ed.), Proceedings of the fifth Pan African Ornithological Congress, held at Lilongwe, Malaŵi in 1980 (pp. 47-61).

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

[4] 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.

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


The Internet Bird Collection: Photos, videos, and sounds

VIREO: Visual Resources for Ornithology

White-bellied Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Corythornis leucogaster leucogaster Nigeria to s Cameroon, Gabon and nw Angola; Bioko
Corythornis leucogaster bowdleri Tropical Guinea to Mali and Ghana
Corythornis leucogaster leopoldi Congo basin (e Congo to s Uganda and nw Zambia)

Data sources:

  • Birds, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8438)
  • Peabody Ornithology DiGIR Service, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/1020)
  • eBird, (accessed through GBIF data portal, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/43)

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