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Brown-Hooded Kingfisher

Halcyon albiventris


Distinguished from other red-billed kingfishers by its brownish head streaked with black, the rufous patches on the sides of the breast and the well streaked flanks. The Call is a whistled "tyi-ti-ti-ti" and a harsher "klee-klee-klee" alarm note.


Non-aquatic; Thornveld, open, broad-leaved woodland and coastal forests. Has adapted to suburbia and is common in gardens and parks.


The day i didn't have my camera with me, photographs with permission and compliments of James Sanderson-smith.

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Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 7 years ago

Considering that he lives in such a beautiful part of the world, im sure he is smiling :)

JivaniAakash 7 years ago

The kingfisher appears to be smiling :)

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 7 years ago

Thanks Ismael

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Stunning !

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 7 years ago

Thanks guys. This guy is a resident at our spot in Plett, such a beautiful bird.

ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

great shots !

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Lovely series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Beautiful series Kei :)

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 7 years ago

Thanks Atul.

Atul 7 years ago

super series!!!!

Kei Heyns
Spotted by
Kei Heyns

Bitou Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -34.06, Long: 23.36

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Aug 5, 2012

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