Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Halcyon malimbica

The strikingly colored blue-breasted kingfisher inhabits the tropical forests of Africa. It perches in the shade, keeping an eye out for unwary prey such as large insects, fish, and frogs. Like all kingfishers, it has a thick and strong beak adapted for its carnivorous lifestyle.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
habitatHabitat: Near rivers and estuaries
dietDiet: Insects, arthropods, fish, and frogs