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The Malachite Kingfisher is a common resident along fresh waterways, lagoons and streams.

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The Afrikaans name for the Malachite Kingfisher is Kuifkopvisvanger.

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The shimmer on their feathers is quite exquisite, that almost luminous blue against the orange and buff makes them look like a little flitting gemstone in the wild.

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I have to say that I cannot resist taking photos of them each and every time I see them. So tiny and so special.

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One of my favourites. We have seen them at Intaka, Rietvlei and Kruger National Park

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