Woodland Kingfisher
Halcyon senegalensis
The Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is a fairly common kingfisher in the woodland habitats it prefers in southern Africa. Its loud vocalization is one of the characteristic calls that may be heard regularly when one is nearby. The Woodland Kingfisher in the two shots shown here was at Satara Camp, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, in January, 2006. The images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens. The bird was vocalizing when these images were taken.