Bird Images from Southern Africa - Malachite KingfisherAlcedo cristata
Malachite Kingishers are commonly found at the edge of water, perched on a reed stem. This little jewel breeds in holes in banks near water. Unlike the Pygmy Kingfisher, with which it is sometimes confused, the Malachite Kingfisher hunds almost exclusively over water.
©Andy Swash 1998
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