“The Malachite Kingfisher ) is a river kingfisher
which is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara.
It is largely resident except for seasonal climate related movements.
This is a common species of reeds and rank vegetation near slow moving water or ponds.”
~ (beautyofbirds. com)
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