Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Like the Grey-headed Kingfisher, this bird prefers woodland areas. It is often found far from water and nesting in abandoned woodpecker or barbet tree holes.
It hunts from an exposed perch - often a dead branch - or perches in semi-shade while waiting to pounce on its prey. It eats a wide variety of large insects, but also other arthropods, snakes, fish and frogs.