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Giant kingfisher

Megaceryle maximus

Description:

The male shows a russet-brown breast, the female a belly of the same colour. (Newman's birds of Southern Africa)

Habitat:

Porches on a branch, bridge or wire, from where it watches the water.

Notes:

The guide spotted him while we were taking a boat tour, also have some photos while he kills a fish but thery are pretty dark...

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3 Comments

sheltiesareawesome
sheltiesareawesome 10 years ago

Beautiful bird!

MarioZaniniAstaldi
MarioZaniniAstaldi 10 years ago

thank you gerardo :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Very nice :)

Jozini Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 15, 2012

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