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Malachite Kingfisher

Corythornis cristatus




1 species ID suggestions

Malachite Kingfisher
Alcedo cristata Malachite kingfisher - Wikipedia

6 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 10 months ago

Beautiful photo, but I think this is Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) - and not African Pygmy. African Pygmy Kingfisher has a distinguished orange supercilium, the blue-and-black crown does not touch the eye, like here https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/68.........
And it is a dry-land kingfisher.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 months ago

no words

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Gorgeous bird. Great photo. I was at lake Baringo in 1983. I doubt too much has changed in all that time, unless the lake has dried up.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 10 months ago

This photo, is a masterpiece of beauty and color....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 10 months ago

A very beautiful photo, with very beautiful colors....

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 months ago

A little jewel.

Baringo, Kenya

Lat: 0.57, Long: 36.11

Spotted on Dec 5, 2017
Submitted on Dec 5, 2017

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