Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:35 pm

Taken in Ben Levin Game Park

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Taken near Punda Maria

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Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:38 pm

21.10.2009 Kruger

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Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:39 pm

14.5.2011 Kruger

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Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:39 pm

Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti

Most likely to be confused with the brown-hooded Kingfisher but the Striped Kingfisher is less brown and has whitish streaked breast, white neck collar and a blue rump.

Locally common resident. Found in open woodland and is present in Mopane vegetation.

Monogamous, and occasionally a co-operative breeder with additional helpers.

Nests in old Barbet and woodpecker holes, natural tree cavities swallow nests and nest boxes. Parasitised by the Lesser Honeyguide.

I have no photos so will appreciate it if others post photos.

Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:40 am

Striped Kingfisher - Kgalagadi september 2012

I had "only" two (almost the same)... before it flew away 0*\ -O

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Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala

A very handsome kingfisher that is characterised by its all red bill grey head and chest and chestnut belly. Occurs in mature woodlands, often near water. Sits quietly on a branch, scanning the ground for insects and therefore can easily be overlooked.

Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:42 pm

Woodlands Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis

The upperparts are bright blue and the underparts white. There is a black band through the eye and extending to behind the eye.The bill is two tone,red above and black below. the legs of the Woodland kingfisher are dark.
Single birds or pairs occur in woodland, dense savanna and riverine vegetation. Pairs display with outstretched wings, pivoting from side to side.
A common summer resident.

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Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:44 pm

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Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:07 pm

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It's the experience that counts.....not the quality of the pics O** ^0^ =O:

Re: Kingfishers - Bird of the Month June 2013

Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:43 pm

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