Mangrove kingfishers (Halcyon senegaloides; Aves: Alcedinidae) nesting in arboreal Nasutitermes (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae) termitaria in central Mozambique




Across the world’s tropics at least six genera and more than 40 species of kingfisher (Alcedinidae) are known to nest in arboreal termite nests or termitaria (Fry et al., 1992). They form part of a tropicopolitan guild of arboreal termitaria nesters that includes trogons, parrots, barbets, woodpeckers, jacamars, and puffbirds (Hindwood, 1959; Brightsmith, 2000, 2004). Amongst the Afrotropical Halcyon kingfishers, the behaviour is best known from Central and West Africa where it is documented in three species: chocolate-backed (Halcyon badia), blue-breasted (H. maxima) and woodland (H. senegalensis subspecies fuscopilea) kingfishers (Chapin, 1939; Brosset and Erard, 1986; Fry et al., 1988, 1992; Clancey, 1992).


Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History






- Sofala;
- Zambézia


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Florestal;
- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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