The tree kingfishers have been previously given the familial name Dacelonidae but Halcyonidae has priority. This group derives from a very ancient divergence from the ancestral stock.
Kingfishers live in both woodland and wetland habitats. Kingfishers that live near water hunt small fish by diving. They also eat crayfish, frogs, and insects. Wood kingfishers eat reptiles. Kingfishers of all three families beat their prey to death, either by whipping it against a tree or by dropping it on a stone.
|Kampala, Enteppe, Bugala Island
|Sunny and hot
|To Ssese Island
|waiting for boat
|GAP (Great Adventure People)
|Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
|Off, Did not fire