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