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African pygmy kingfisher

Ispidina picta


One of africa's smallest kingfishers and the most brightly colored, although superficially like the malachite kindfisher. Usually found near water in woodlands. I think he was snapping up the wasps that were visiting the waterholes


Lake burunge camp


My favorite spotting of this location - such a tiny jewel bird - and a kingfisher, which is one of my favorites to get a good shot of. I actually took a couple photos(last picture in series) without knowing what I'd captured. It wasn't until my husband pointed him out, barely visible in the branches over the waterholes that I knew what he was.

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Manyara, Tanzania

Lat: -3.90, Long: 35.84

Spotted on Dec 18, 2017
Submitted on Mar 25, 2020

Spotted for Mission

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