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Malalchite Kingfisher

The malachite kingfisher is one of the smallest birds (5.1 inches in length) I've seen, except a hummingbird. But it's a fierce fisher! It's also...
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The malachite kingfisher is one of the smallest birds (5.1 inches in length) I've seen, except a hummingbird. But it's a fierce fisher! It's also one of the most beautiful birds I've ever seen with its brilliant colors.

It's widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. It is common to reeds and vegetation near slow-moving water or ponds. It usually flies low over water. The bird has regular perches or stands from which it fishes, usually low over the water. It dives and usually returns at once with a small fish.

I took this photo in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.


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13 Comments | Report
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 12, 2017
gorgeous .. wonderful detail and colour !!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 16, 2017
Whoa!!!!! Wow!! Love this!!
Zilyram
 
Zilyram April 21, 2017
Beautiful capture Kay :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 28, 2017
Love the colors!
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onyanita April 28, 2017
lovely light, colour and detail
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography May 02, 2017
beautiful capture !
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estercastillo08 May 08, 2017
Gorgeous, voted Image of the Month
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lizziemellis May 14, 2017
Wonderful capture.. I'm sure I voted on this one before ? Or is it from a different angle:-))
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Merlot June 04, 2017
Amazing image Kay, Had to come back to have another look. Lovely work and all the information ! Thanks for the awards and taking the time to look at my gallery.
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UnkleFrank July 25, 2017
I really like this shot, voted Covers.
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estercastillo08 October 07, 2017
Voted My Best Shot
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estercastillo08 October 07, 2017
Voted My Best Shot
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Elyzabeth October 08, 2017
Voted My Best Shot :)