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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Dwergvisvanger/African Pigmy Kingfisher

Die dwergvisvanger is ‘n algemene intra-Afrika broeiende somertrekvoël wat leef in boomveld, savanna en kuswoud. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die African Pygmy Kingfisher.  Die voël is 12 cm lank en weeg 12 tot 17 gram. Dit is ‘n droëgrond visvanger met baie helder kleure. Dit is kleiner as die kuifkopvisvanger. Die wenkbroue is oranje, die gesig is grotendeels rooibruin en die oordekvere is violet getint. Die jong voël het ‘n swarterige snawel en verspreide, donker snorstrepe.

The African pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina picta) is a small insectivorous kingfisher found in the Afrotropics, mostly in woodland habitats.

The African pygmy kingfisher is 12 cm (4.7 in) in length. The sexes are alike. It is very small kingfisher with rufous underparts and a blue back extending down to the tail. The dark blue crown of the adult separates it from the African dwarf kingfisher. The smaller size and violet wash on the ear coverts distinguish it from the similar malachite kingfisher.[9]

The natalensis subspecies occurring in the south of the range has paler underparts and a blue spot above the white ear patch. Juveniles have less extensive violet on their ear coverts and a black rather than orange bill. The call is a high-pitched insect-like “tsip-tsip” given in flight.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

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