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Malachite Kingfisher

The malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) is a river kingfisher. It is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. This is a small kingfisher, (5.1...
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The malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) is a river kingfisher. It is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. This is a small kingfisher, (5.1 in in length). The general color of the upper parts of the adult bird is bright metallic blue. The head has a short crest of black and blue feathers, while the face, cheeks, and underparts are reddish brown with white patches are on the throat. 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. The nest is a tunnel in a sandy bank, usually over water. I took this photo in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.


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Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe March 15, 2018
Stunning capture!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life March 16, 2018
ohhh what a beauty !!! :):) yeah, we don't get to see them here, but would love too hehehe !!
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lizziemellis March 17, 2018
This is a great shot of a malachite, well done:-)
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leslie57 March 19, 2018
Excellent colours,details and composition !!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth April 07, 2018
So lovely. We don't those colors here.
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mihrt April 07, 2018
Beautiful !
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jeromelambe April 24, 2018
Beautiful
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estercastillo08 August 27, 2018
amazing !!
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Elyzabeth October 28, 2018
Voted Celebrating Nature :)
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Voted Anything Birds :)

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