Malachite Kingfisher

malachite-kingfisher

Identification:

Bright blue upperparts
Green on crown
White streak on sides of neck
Orange-chestnut underparts and face
The crest is not usually raised

Habitat:

Usually found in vegetation around lakes and rivers .

Behaviour:

Will take advantage of fence posts and jetties as a fishing perch.

Diet:

Catches anything from prawns and crabs to insect larvae.

Breeding:

Monogamous. A burrow is excavated by both male and female into an earth bank.

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