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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Sparks » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:04 am

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Mike1916 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:56 am

Sorry to post it here if i am wrong(again):
Is this an immature Malachite Kingfisher?

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:39 pm

Top photo, your ID is correct! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Scottm » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:09 am

One of my favourite birds :)
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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 8:21 am

This photo of the Malachite Kingfisher was taken at the low-water bridge close to Lower-Sabie in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 8:21 am

This photo of the Malachite Kingfisher was taken at the low-water bridge close to Lower-Sabie in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun May 13, 2012 7:49 pm

They are small and very quick but most of the times Lake Panic produce the goods.....

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby ekoppen » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:04 am

We have never been into identifying birds before on our trips to KNP but I think it's time we start. Can anybody help us with the identity of this bird? :doh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:00 am

Good start, Ed.

Malachite Kingfisher

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby ekoppen » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:50 am

arks wrote:Good start, Ed.

Malachite Kingfisher

Do you have a field guide? This is a bird that you should be easily able to ID for yourself — which is a BIG boost to your confidence — with a field guide. Very soon you'll be helping others with IDs here :thumbs_up:


Thank you very much Arks....Yes, when we return to KNP in November I'll definitely pick up a field guide....they aren't readily available here in Florida. We are looking forward to familiarizing ourselves with the birds of Africa. Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....Thanks again,...Ed

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:57 am

:redface: Whoops! Sorry, Ed, I hadn't noticed that you're based in Florida. But I'm glad you're planning on getting a field guide on your next visit. :thumbs_up: And meanwhile, DO please keep asking for help here, the birding fundis on this forum are a HUGE resource! I've learned SO much from them :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:25 am

ekoppen wrote: ....when we return to KNP in November ....Going north this year (Punda Maria) which I understand is good birding.....


That northern sector of Kruger has some of the best birding in South Africa! :thumbs_up: And November is prime time!
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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:36 am

Few images of this beautiful Kingfisher ...

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:39 am

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