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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:04 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
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Sorry to post it here if i am wrong(again):
Is this an immature Malachite Kingfisher?

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Seen in a North West Province Park :D

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

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
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One of my favourite birds :)
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
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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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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
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They are small and very quick but most of the times Lake Panic produce the goods.....

Lake Panic Dec 2010

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 Post subject: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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: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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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....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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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher, Malachite
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Few images of this beautiful Kingfisher ...

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