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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

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

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

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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.....

Lake Panic Dec 2010

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

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

Few images of this beautiful Kingfisher ...

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

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

:thumbs_up: Jan
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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread post by Sharifa » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Beautiful photos Jan :thumbs_up:

The Malachite Hide in Wilderness National Park presents great opportunities for photographing this bird :wink:

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:53 pm

Stunning!!! :cam: Jan :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Few more new images..

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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:16 pm

:whistle: Great pics Jan. :clap:

Saw a couple of Malachite's in Kruger. Cute little bird. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kingfisher, Malachite

Unread post by ch3003 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:12 pm

Malachite Kingfisher at Rondevlei, Wilderness

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