Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Malachite Kingfisher

This tiny kingfisher has a large red bill, a green-blue crest and red feet. The upperparts are ultramarine and there is a distinct white patch on the side of the neck

The underparts are rufous and the throat is white. It is found at almost any permanent fresh water with fringing vegetation like the river below the mine office where we often see this colourful little bird and where I took this photo 

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  1. You see a lot of Very brightly colored birds!

  2. What a treat to have a place where you can see them regularly. I have only seen them in Queensland and that is a 2,000+ mile drive away.

  3. What a pretty little bird, Jo.. I love all of the different colors. So pretty.

  4. A lovely bird, Jo, whether upside down or right side up!
    We're on the homeward bound leg of our European trip and although I'm very tired, I thought I'd pop in to say hi, and maybe come up with a blog post or two.
    Hi to Grant. Hope all is well in Kenya and in South Africa.
    Love, K

  5. I love Kingfishers and they're my favorite bird to watch when I'm in their environment ...

  6. He sure is a pretty one. Where do you get all your fncy photo borders?

  7. This is such a beautiful, colorful kingfisher! I did not know there were such small kingfishers. You are so blessed to be able to see a multitude of God's feathery creations!

  8. What a pretty and colorful kingfisher. Great sighting, Jo!


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