The Woodland Kingfisher is a species of tree kingfisher that can be found in tropical Africa south of the Sahara. Populations near the equator are resident, while outlying populations migrate towards the equator during the dry season.
Woodland Kingfishers are aggressively territorial birds, known to attack intruders, including humans, that dare to enter their territory. These kingfishers can often be seen perching on a dead branch looking for food, which includes insects, snakes, fish and frogs.
The population trend for the Woodland Kingfisher is stable, and it has a conservation status of Least Concern as of September 2014.