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

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.

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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