Most species are fairly common to Botswana and the Okavango Delta. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and many have strident voices and dramatic courtship displays. Most species have some blue plumage, and many have red bills. Some have adapted well to man's alteration of natural habitats, and can even be seen in suburban gardens.

The above picture shows a pied kingfisher, a fairly common resident in Botswana. Pied kingfishers are commonly seen in the Okavango Delta and along the Chobe river.