Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Halcyon albiventris
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The brown-hooded kingfisher is a dry-forest bird that feeds on small vertebrates. The male has a black back; the female and immature, brown. The top photo was taken in Dar es Salaam (11-12), courtesy of Anne Outwater. The right lower photo was taken in Olasiti (7-07). The right 2nd row photo is courtesy of Colin Beale. Ssp. vociferans in the 5th row photos (Kafue NP, Zambia, 4-16), is not present in Tanzania but is included for comparison. The other photos were taken in Arusha NP. Click the photo above to see ten enlargements including juveniles.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Jan van den Hombergh, Colin Beale, Anne Outwater

Last Update this page: 5-03-16