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Malachite Kingfisher

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Follow his footsteps.

Alternate name
Alcedo cristata Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Alcedinidae Family   
14cm Length
Fresh & brackish waters, natural and artificial, still or running water. Shrub dominated swamps and bogs, in: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Islands, C?/font>te d'Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe Habitat-Altitude-Range
3-7 White eggs incubation (14-16 days) and care (25 days) by both parents. Clutch  
Fish, crustaceans, lizards, amphibians and invertebrates. Food 
Feeds solitarily. Habits
1072 World Number

Least Concern


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Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata)
Franck BRUNELIERE, Grandeur Nature Safaris XC18422
01-09-2007, Botswana


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