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Actual Scientific name : French name English name
Alcedo quadribrachys guentheri Martin-pêcheur azuré  Shining-blue Kingfisher 
Alcedo semitorquata tephria Martin-pêcheur à demi collier  Half-collared Kingfisher 
Ceryle rudis Martin-pêcheur pie  Pied Kingfisher 
Ceyx picta Martin-pêcheur pygmée  African Pygmy Kingfisher 
Corythornis cristata Petit martin-pêcheur huppé  Malachite Kingfisher 
Halcyon albiventris prentissgrayi Martin-chasseur(ou halcyon) à tête brune  Brown-hooded Kingfisher 
Halcyon chelicuti chelicuti Martin-chasseur (ou halcyon) strié  Striped Kingfisher 
Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris Martin-chasseur (ou halcyon)à tête grise  Grey-headed (Greyhooded) Kingfisher 
Halcyon malimbica malimbica Martin-pêcheur à poitrine bleue  Blue-breasted Kingfisher 
Halcyon senegalensis cyanoleuca Martin-chasseur (ou halcyon) du Sénégal  Woodland Kingfisher 
Megaceryle maxima Martin-pêcheur géant  Giant Kingfisher 



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