The Grey-Headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) is a tropical sub-Saharan African bird.
The Grey-Headed Kingfisher has a pale grey head, black back feathers, and bright blue tail feathers and wing tips. Its underbelly is grey and chestnut. Its long beak is red.
It can grow to an average length of 21 centimetres (8.3 inches).
Its typical habitats are woodlands, scrub and cultivated areas near slow-moving water, where it feeds on fish and insects. It is solitary or found in pairs.
The male and female Grey-Headed Kingfisher make their nest, which is a tunnel in a sandy riverbank. Females lay 3-6 round, white eggs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM