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Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London.
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Third in the series, it completes the non-passerines. It deals with the Orders Psittaciformes, Musophagiformes, Cuculiformes, Strigiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Apodiformes, Coliiformes, Coraciifromes and Piciformes. As with the previous volume, the colour plates are all by Martin Woodcock. Again the line drawings are by Ian Willis and acoustic references by Claude Chapuis.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorApus (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus berliozi Ripley, 1965 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAsio Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio capensis (Smith, 1834) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBycanistes bucinator (Temminck, 1824) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratogymna bucinator (Temminck, 1824) (source of synonymy)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus fossii Hartlaub, 1857 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCeratogymna Bonaparte, 1854 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratogymna bucinator (Temminck, 1824) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle Boie, 1828 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares Cabanis & Heine, 1863 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares aereus (Vieillot, 1817) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCorythornis Kaup, 1848 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorythornis cristatus (Pallas, 1764) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus Lesson, 1843 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, 1823) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon chloris (Boddaert, 1783) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTodiramphus chloris (Boddaert, 1783) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon senegaloides Smith, 1834 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLybius Hermann, 1783 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLybius melanopterus (Peters, 1854) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle Kaup, 1848 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMerops Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops albicollis Vieillot, 1817 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops nubicus Gmelin, 1788 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops persicus Pallas, 1773 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops pusillus Müller, 1776 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeafrapus Mathews, 1918 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeafrapus boehmi (Schalow, 1882) (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScotopelia (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScotopelia peli (Bonaparte, 1850) (basis of record)
Aldabra for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Aldabra for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758 
Comores for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 
Djibouti for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823 
Djibouti for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops persicus Pallas, 1773 
Eritrea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823 
Eritrea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766 
Eritrea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, 1823) 
Eritrea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelanocorypha bimaculata (Ménétries, 1832) 
Eritrea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops nubicus Gmelin, 1788 
Eritrea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops persicus Pallas, 1773 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus berliozi Ripley, 1965 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio capensis (Smith, 1834) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus fossii Hartlaub, 1857 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratogymna bucinator (Temminck, 1824) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares aereus (Vieillot, 1817) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorythornis cristatus (Pallas, 1764) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, 1823) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon senegaloides Smith, 1834 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLybius melanopterus (Peters, 1854) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops albicollis Vieillot, 1817 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops nubicus Gmelin, 1788 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops persicus Pallas, 1773 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops pusillus Müller, 1776 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeafrapus boehmi (Schalow, 1882) 
Kenya for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScotopelia peli (Bonaparte, 1850) 
Madagascar for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863 
Madagascar for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio capensis (Smith, 1834) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus fossii Hartlaub, 1857 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratogymna bucinator (Temminck, 1824) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares aereus (Vieillot, 1817) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorythornis cristatus (Pallas, 1764) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, 1823) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon senegaloides Smith, 1834 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLybius melanopterus (Peters, 1854) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops nubicus Gmelin, 1788 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops persicus Pallas, 1773 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops pusillus Müller, 1776 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeafrapus boehmi (Schalow, 1882) 
Mozambique for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScotopelia peli (Bonaparte, 1850) 
Red Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlaemon alaudipes (Desfontaines, 1789) 
Red Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Red Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Red Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758 
Red Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon chloris (Boddaert, 1783) 
Red Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelanocorypha bimaculata (Ménétries, 1832) 
Red Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops pusillus Müller, 1776 
Seychelles for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Seychelles for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus berliozi Ripley, 1965 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares aereus (Vieillot, 1817) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorythornis cristatus (Pallas, 1764) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, 1823) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon chloris (Boddaert, 1783) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon senegaloides Smith, 1834 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLybius melanopterus (Peters, 1854) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769) 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops albicollis Vieillot, 1817 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops nubicus Gmelin, 1788 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops persicus Pallas, 1773 
Somalia for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio capensis (Smith, 1834) 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus fossii Hartlaub, 1857 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares aereus (Vieillot, 1817) 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorythornis cristatus (Pallas, 1764) 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, 1823) 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon senegaloides Smith, 1834 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769) 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops nubicus Gmelin, 1788 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops pusillus Müller, 1776 
South Africa (country) for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScotopelia peli (Bonaparte, 1850) 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrican palm swift for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, 1823)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbat-like spinetail for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeafrapus boehmi (Schalow, 1882)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbee-eater for Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMerops Linnaeus, 1758
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue-cheeked bee-eater for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops persicus Pallas, 1773
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBohm's spinetail for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeafrapus boehmi (Schalow, 1882)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrown-breasted barbet for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLybius melanopterus (Peters, 1854)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcarmine bee-eater for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops nubicus Gmelin, 1788
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon cuckoo for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon swift for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean cuckoo for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean roller for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean swift for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorForbes-Watson's swift for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApus berliozi Ripley, 1965
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGabon nightjar for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus fossii Hartlaub, 1857
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgiant kingfisher for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgreen malkoha for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares aereus (Vieillot, 1817)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhalf-collared kingfisher for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedo semitorquata Swainson, 1823
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlilac-breasted roller for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlittle bee-eater for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops pusillus Müller, 1776
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar bee-eater for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar lesser cuckoo for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormalachite kingfisher for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorythornis cristatus (Pallas, 1764)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormangrove kingfisher for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon senegaloides Smith, 1834
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarsh owl for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio capensis (Smith, 1834)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNubian nightjar for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPel's fishing-owl for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScotopelia peli (Bonaparte, 1850)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpied kingfisher for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorshort-eared owl for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsquare-tailed for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaprimulgus fossii Hartlaub, 1857
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortrumpeter hornbill for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratogymna bucinator (Temminck, 1824)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhite-collared kingfisher [from synonym] for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon chloris (Boddaert, 1783)
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhite-throated bee-eater for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerops albicollis Vieillot, 1817
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryellowbill for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeuthmochares aereus (Vieillot, 1817)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Generally does not possess any of the elaborate feather modifications of other genera; e.g. elongate wing feathers, ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 115-120 mm. Shaggy crest. Colour: Adult: upperparts deep blue; top of head turquoise with black bars; ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 14-17 cm. Plumage: uniform brownish-grey; tail long and deeply forked and pointed. Immature edges to ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 14-18 cm. Plumage: above green; below ochre-yellow belly, chestnut to cinnamon breast, black breast-band ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 16-17 cm. Plumage: sooty-brown with large white throat patch; sometimes with forehead whitish; some with ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 16-18 cm. Plumage: uniform dark brown with whitish throat; forked tail. Immature below, white edges to ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 17-20 cm. Plumage: blue green above; white collar continuous with all-white underparts; narrow white ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 180-200 mm. Colour: Adult: Bright blue and turquoise upperparts; white nape patches, chin and throat; white ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 18-19 cm. Plumage: crown to back black with red tips to feathers; wing coverts brown with white shafts; ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 19-20 cm not including median rectrix extension which is over 12.5 cm. Plumage: above, olive green on back, ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 21-23 cm. Plumage: head and back silvery-grey with rufous collar on hindneck and white line from bill to ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 215-230 mm. Colour: Adult: head, breast, flanks and belly grey, blue grey on back, rump azure blue; wings ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 230-250 mm. Crest flat. Colour: Adult: Crest black, superciliary stripe white; ear coverts black; cheeks, ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 23-24 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can be 7 cm. Plumage: above dull olive green, paler ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 23-24 cm. Plumage: back and wing coverts dark brown with pale edges; mantle buff crown dark brown bordered ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 23-24.5 cm exclusive of elongate central rectrices which may be 7 cm. Plumage: above and below bright ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 24-26 cm not including elongate central rectrices which can add 10 cm. Plumage: almost entirely various ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 26-28 cm. Plumage: dark grey above; throat grey; breast to crissum barred black and white; crissum cream; ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 30-35 cm. Plumage: above soft greenish grey with diffuse blue or green iridescence on back and long tail; ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 31-38 cm. Plumage: above grey; below throat and chest pale grey, belly barred black and white; long heavy ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 32-36 cm. Plumage: above, back light brown, rump purplish blue; deeply forked tail greenish cobalt blue; wing ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 32-38 cm. Plumage: brown above and below, vermiculated and barred with buff below; round face pale brown ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 38 cm. Plumage: pale tawny buff with darker streaks; facial disc pale buff with darker border; dusky around ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 380-430 mm. Colour: Adult male: Crest dark slate with white speckles; back and wings slatey-black with ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 58-65 cm. Plumage: black above with rump and ends of outer rectrices white; tips of secondaries and inner ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 61-63 cm. Plumage: above tawny rufous barred brownish black; below tawny buff streaked and spotted blackish ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Length: 7.8-10 cm. Plumage: above black; rump white; belly white, throat, breast and sides brownish-grey. Wings ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: medium to giant size. Plumage: hard in texture; markedly sexually dimorphic; tail long; inter-ramal feathers ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: medium to large. Plumage: lacks bold facial stripes; tail short to moderate. Other characters: large deep ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description
 for Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias

Size: medium. Plumage: blue and pink. Other characters: black bill. Display flight fast and tumbling. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: medium. Plumage: black and white; feathers of crown large, broad. Other characters: male with large well ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: medium. Plumage: soft, black and white. Tail long. Slightly sexually dimorphic. Other characters: bill ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: medium. Plumage: no distinct pattern, soft, diffuse, glossed blue or green above; tail long and graduated; wings ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description
 for Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHalcyon

Size: medium. Plumage: always some blue in the plumage; tail relatively long; outer primary shorter than 5th; tibia ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: medium. Plumage: ear tufts placed close together above eyes, either short or long; wings long, narrow; tail ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description
 for Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorApus

Size: medium. Plumage: black or brown with whitish throats. Other characters: feet heterodactyl, but appear ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: small to medium. Plumage: rump and belly white: uppertail-coverts dark; tail very short with spines. Other ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: small to medium. Plumage: most grey above, barred below; rump feathers thick, long and stiff forming a pad; ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: small, slender. Plumage: colourful; feathers of throat contrasting with breast, but not long or dependent. ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: small. Plumage: blue upper and rufous under parts; tail short. Other characters: bill laterally flattened, ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: small. Plumage: plain brown; long forked tail. Other characters: feet modified pamprodactyl, deeply divided ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description

Size: very small. Bill somewhat fattened laterally; red or black. Plumage: blue and chestnut above, chestnut below; ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Description
 for Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScotopelia

Size; medium to large. Plumage: poorly developed facial disc, no eartufts; head, nape and flank feathers long and ... [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Forms a superspecies with C. abyssinica and C. caudata. Please remove. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Forms a superspecies with C. abyssinica and C. garrulus [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Forms a superspecies with C. poliocephalus [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Forms a superspecies with A. pallidus, A. barabtus & A. bradfieldi [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Forms a superspecies with A. unicolor & A. niansae [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Forms a superspecies with M. persicus [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Forms superspecies with M. superciliosus [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Remark

Taxonomically difficult genus, several controversies exist as to placement of certain species within other genera. [details]