The Malachite Kingfisher is a common resident along fresh waterways, lagoons and streams.
The Afrikaans name for the Malachite Kingfisher is Kuifkopvisvanger.
The shimmer on his feathers is quite exquisite, that almost luminous blue against the orange and buff makes him look like a little flitting gemstone in the wild.
I have to say that I cannot resist taking photos of him each time I see them. So tiny and so special.
One of my favourites.