Woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)

Woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)

Short Overview

The hoopoe is widespread in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.It's diet is mostly composed of insects, although small reptiles, frogs and plant matter such as seeds and berries are sometimes taken as well.It has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited. Hoopoe inhabits wide variety of habitats: grasslands, savannas, forests and wooded steppes. Female is responsible for the nest and for the eggs until the hatching. Male feeds the female during this period.


Details of Woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)

The woodland kingfisher is widely distributed in tropical Africa south of the Sahara and from Pretoria northwards.