The striped kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti) is a species of bird in the tree kingfisher subfamily. It was first described by Edward, Lord Stanley, in Salt's Voyage to Abyssinia in 1814 as "Chelicut kingfisher" Alaudo Chelicuti.

The genus name Halcyon comes from a bird in Greek legend generally associated with the kingfisher. There was an ancient belief that the halcyon nested on the sea, which it calmed in order to lay its eggs on a floating nest. The species' name chelicuti derives from Chelicut in Ethiopia, the location at which Stanley's type specimen was obtained.

This is a highly territorial bird which will chase off not only others of the same species, but also shrikes, doves and rollers. The territory may be up to three hectares (7.4 acres) in size, and hold 100 tall trees. It is surveyed from a treetop by its owner, who sings from before dawn intermittently until after midday.
Striped Kingfisher
Date Location Count
2021-07-10 12:00Keta Lagoon1
2021-06-28 07:48Shamvura Camp (general area)2
2021-07-01 07:48Queen Elizabeth II NP--Northern Sector1
2021-07-09 10:10Queen Elizabeth II NP1
2021-07-02 10:52Murchison Falls NP--Pakuba2
2021-07-19 13:25Lake Mburo NP--Eland Track2
2021-07-18 16:31Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road1
2021-07-19 06:35Rwakobo Rock Lodge1
2021-07-19 09:54Lake Mburo NP1
2021-06-26 17:17Lake Mburo NP--Eastern part2
2021-07-19 15:39Kampala-Masindi Rd.--Kibangya1
2021-06-29 15:32Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary1
2021-07-01 10:00Mabamba Swamp1
2021-06-26 08:30Mabamba Swamp--Main channel1
2021-07-14 08:00Kidepo Valley NP (Please use more specific location if possible)1
2021-07-16 07:32Mushingashi Conservancy
2021-07-03 07:22Zambezi NP--Chamabonda Vlei2
2021-07-03 13:30Shoebill Camp Site
2021-07-11 06:06Singita Sabora Tented Camp1
2021-07-04 08:00Singita Sasakwa Lodge1
2021-07-05 16:00Serengeti NP--Seronera
2021-07-12 06:39Maasai Mara NR--Enkewa Camp3
2021-07-09 08:05Serengeti NP--Lobo Hills1
2021-07-19 07:17Lake Nakuru NP--Lion Hill Lodge1
2021-07-24 10:13Nairobi NP1
2021-06-29 11:30Tarangire NP
2021-06-28 09:00Arusha NP
2021-07-05 11:42Marataba Lodge3
2021-07-04 15:36Gosho Park1
2021-07-12 11:58Mikumi-Kilosa Road--miombo forest1
2021-07-11 07:40Sanje Falls1
2021-07-04 07:18Detweedespruit Conservancy1
2021-07-20 09:47Kwamgumi Forest Reserve1
2021-07-11 06:46Wilge River Valley (upper)1
2021-07-09 08:19Selous Game Reserve--Mtemere Gate
2021-07-07 10:40Nguuni Nature Sanctuary1
2021-06-26 06:35Manyeleti Game Reserve1
2021-07-14 13:37Dulini Private Game Reserve
2021-07-04 12:57Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast1
2021-06-28 14:10Kosi Bay Mouth area2
2021-07-21 07:00Phinda GR1