Ispidina picta  African Pygmy Kingfisher  Dwergvisvanger
African Pygmy Kingfisher
Jembisa, Nov 2019

A breeding summer visitor, present between late Oct and Mar. Scarce; occurs widely but sparsely across the Waterberg, much less frequently in the surrounding thorn savanna (84% in, 16% out; recorded in 33% of the Waterberg pentads); it frequents open woodland with a shortly cropped grass substrate; is easily overlooked; usually encountered singly, or in pairs at breeding sites; the nest hole is typically dug in the roof of an aardvark hole. Breeds in mid-summer.
Pygmy Kingfisher Waterberg distribution
African Pygmy Kingfisher
Jembisa, Dec 2018
African Pygmy Kingfisher
Witwater, Dec 2017

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