Alcedinidae

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Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Alcedinidae, English Family: Kingfishers

Kingfishers are small to medium-sized birds with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs and stubby tails. They are found worldwide, but mostly within Tropical Regions, and are currently classed into three sub-family groups which are given below.

Sub-families -  Alcedininae - River kingfishers 
                       Halcyoninae - Tree kingfishers
                            Cerylinae - Water kingfishers

Some of those present in the AWB Region are listed below:-

African pygmy kingfisher - Ispidina picta
Blue-breasted kingfisher - Halcyon malimbica
Common kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
Giant kingfisher - Megaceryle maximus
Grey-headed kingfisher - Halcyon leucocephala
Malachite kingfisher - Corythornis cristatus
Pied kingfisher - Ceryle rudis
Striped kingfisher - Halcyon chelicuti
Woodland kingfisher - Halcyon senegalensis

For an introduction to the Kingfisher Family see below
A short look at 10 Kingfishers of the world




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