Grey-headed (Chestnut-bellied) Kingfisher
Halcyon leucocephala
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The grey-headed kingfisher is found throughout Tanzania in woodland and bush, often near water. The right 2nd row photo is of an immature (Lake Manyara, 3-10). The right 1st & 3rd row adults were seen in Tarangire. The left 2nd row photo was taken at Silale swamp (7-14), courtesy of Stefan Hitz. The rest of the birds were photographed at Lake Manyara and Tarangire. The lower four photos show an adult foraging and then feeding young in a ground cavity nest. Click the photo above to see a slideshow of 16 enlargements including immatures.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-24 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Rick Carlson, Luc Grollie, Steve Windels
Steve Kraus, Stefan Hitz, Steve Brynes, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 3-23-20