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Malachite Kingfisher


Posted by Sandy R on Tue May 16, 2017 1:53 pm

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There are 10 different kingfishers in South Africa. This is one of the 2 tiniest - about the size of a pingpong ball. They eat mostly insects, not fish.

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by Carol Clarke on Tue May 16, 2017 3:48 pm
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Always nice to see one of these beauties! Just for your info. Your image is of a Malachite Kingfisher which is about 5inches size, and eats fish, frogs, tiny crabs, tadpoles etc. and some aquatic insects. Your description is of the Pygmy Kingfisher which is even smaller and eats mainly insects.
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by Jim_B on Tue May 16, 2017 4:49 pm
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Amazing colors beautifully captured! Love the scowl he's giving you!
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by Karl Egressy on Tue May 16, 2017 4:55 pm
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Lovely bird, and a really nice image of it.
 

by Mako_Elite on Tue May 16, 2017 11:48 pm
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What a beauty. Nice to see awesome shots like this from other parts of the world.
 

by Gene Gwin on Wed May 17, 2017 8:35 am
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Sandy, Excellent capture. Thanks for sharing.
 

by david fletcher on Wed May 17, 2017 11:45 am
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Drop dead gorgeous Sandy. even the oof bg adds
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