The Giant Kingfisher (Afrikaans name, Reusevisvanger) is the biggest kingfisher in our region, easily recognised by his size and enormous black bill.

KNP Giant KF

The male Giant Kingfisher has a chestnut coloured breast (commonly called a waistcoat) whilst the female has a chestnut coloured belly (commonly known as an apron) an easy way to differentiate the two.

KNP Giant KF 2

They are normally seen on the side of bridges depending on water flow and their main food is fish, crabs or frogs.

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