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English Grey-headed Kingfisher
Scientific (Halcyon leucocephala)
Family (Latin) Alcedinidae
Family (English) Kingfishers
Altername Name Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher, Grey-headed Kingfisher
Breeding Range AF
Breeding Range Subregions widespread
Countries (BETA) map Angola,Benin,Botswana,Burkina Faso,Burundi,Cameroon,Cape Verde,Central African Republic,Chad,Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo,Djibouti,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Gabon,Gambia,Ghana,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast,Kenya,Liberia,Malawi,Mali,Mauritania,Mozambique,Namibia,Niger,Nigeria, Oman,Rwanda,Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Sierra Leone,Somalia,South Africa,Sudan,Swaziland,Tanzania, Togo,Uganda,Vanuatu,Yemen,Zambia,Zimbabwe,
IOU 3.4 Subspecies
Group Subspecies Range
acteon Cape Verde Is.
leucocephala Senegal and Gambia to nw Somalia, n Tanzania and n DR Congo
semicaerulea s Arabian Pen.
hyacinthina se Somalia to Tanzania
pallidiventris s DR Congo to nw Tanzania and south to n South Africa
IUCN Status Code LC ( Birdlife factsheet)
French Martin-chasseur à tête grise
Russian ??????????? ????????
Spanish Alción Cabeciblanco
Show Breeding Range Codes and IUCN Status Codes
Breeding Range Codes
AF Africa (entire continent rather than south of Sahara)
AO Atlantic Ocean
AU Australasia (Wallacea (Indonesian islands east of Wallace's line), New Guinea and its islands, Australia, New Zealand and its subantarctic islands, the Solomons, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu)
EU Eurasia (Europe, Asia from the Middle East through central Asia north of the Himalayas, Siberia and northern China to Japan)
IO Indian Ocean
LA Latin America (Middle and South America)
MA Middle America (Mexico through Panama)
NA North America (includes the Caribbean)
NO Northern oceans
OR Oriental Region (South Asia from Pakistan to Taiwan, plus Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and Greater Sundas)
PO Pacific Ocean
SA South America
SO Southern oceans
TO Temperate oceans
TrO Tropical oceans
IUCN Status Codes
EW Extinct in the wild
CR Critically Endangered
NT Near Threatened
LC Least Concern
DD Data deficient
NE Not evaluated
PE Probably extinct (informal)
PEW Probably extinct in the wild (informal)