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Giant Kingfisher
Megaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769)
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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima gigantea Bram Piot 2018-05-06 Wulki Farm, Careysburg, Montserrado, Montserrado (Liberia) (30 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

413951
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima maxima Peter Boesman 2013-02-10 Letaba area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) call - [sono] 280430
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Peter Boesman 2016-11-19 Shakawe River Lodge area, North-West (Botswana) call - [sono] 346869
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Peter Boesman 2016-11-20 Shakawe River Lodge area, North-West (Botswana) call - [sono] 346870
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Guido O. Keijl 2015-01-20 Awassa, Sidama, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) (1700 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

294903
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima gigantea Bram Piot 2015-10-18 Forêt d'Ebogo, Nyong-et-So, Centre (Cameroon) (650 m) call -

Alarm call? Recorded in fairly dense humid forest close to river bank. This species suspected when I heard it; ID confirmed by J. Girard.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

287747
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Peter Boesman 2016-11-21 Shakawe River Lodge area, North-West (Botswana) call -

Calls in flight.

346871
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Lynette Rudman 2016-05-21 Port Alfred, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (30 m) call -

Two birds, presumably a pair, heard calling in duet near a small stream in a deep thickly wooded valley in the early morning.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

317828
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Lynette Rudman 2017-01-29 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (420 m) call -

Bird heard calling along a river covered in dense bush in summer.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

355760
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima gigantea Mike Nelson 2012-04-07 Limbe Botanical Garden, Limbe, Sud-Ouest (Cameroon) (0 m) Call (C) - two birds chasing each other through the park, huge birds 99194
xeno-canto.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Jennifer F. M. Horne 1985-11-15 25.0 km E of Baringo; Laikipia; Mukutan River (head), Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya)   -   37910
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Marian P. McChesney 1967-10-02 LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania, Tanzania (Tanzania)   -   6570
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Jennifer F. M. Horne 1985-12-21 25.0 km E of Baringo; Mukutan River (head), Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya)   -   47116
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Horne, Jennifer F. M. F 25.0 km E of Baringo; Mukutan River (head), Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya) call; song -   47143
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima David C. Moyer 1987-03-14 80.0 km S of Sumbawanga; Tatanda, Rukwa, Tanzania, Rukwa (Tanzania)   -   46066
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima David C. Moyer 1990-08-07 5.0 km SE of Kilima Tea Factory; Mufindi District; Luisenga stream, Iringa, Tanzania, Iringa (Tanzania)   -   101239
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Myles E. W. North 1963-01-25 CHILANGA; NEAR LUSAKA, Lusaka, Zambia, Lusaka (Zambia)   -   6569
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Jennifer F. M. Horne 1985-12-19 Mukutan River (head), Kenya, Kenya (Kenya)   -   47103
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Dolly Minis 1987-12-17 200.0 km NW of Abidjan; Lamto Research Station, Côte d'Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire (Côte d'Ivoire)   -   41496
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Natxo Areta 2013-10-29 Estación Biológica Corrientes, Corrientes, Argentina, Corrientes (Argentina)   - A distant bird calling in flight. 216256
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Jennifer F. M. Horne 1985-11-2 25.0 km E of Baringo; Laikipia; Mukutan River (head) Gorge, Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya)   -   37867
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima David C. Moyer 1987-03-14 80.0 km S of Sumbawanga; Tatanda, Rukwa, Tanzania, Rukwa (Tanzania)   -   46065
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima David C. Moyer 1987-03-14 80.0 km S of Sumbawanga; Tatanda, Rukwa, Tanzania, Rukwa (Tanzania)   -   46067
macaulaylibrary.org
Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima Theodore A. Parker III 07-Feb-81 5.0 km S of Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania (Tanzania)   -   23879
macaulaylibrary.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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