Madagascar Kingfisher
Corythornis vintsioides

(aka Malagasy Kingfisher, Madagascar Malachite Kingfisher)
Madagascar Kingfisher, Lake Alarobia, Madagascar 2016 - click for larger image

November 2016

The Madagascar Kingfisher is endemic to Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in a wide variety of water habitats such as rivers, streams, swamps, coastal pools, etc. up to 1,800 metres.

Madagascar Kingfisher, Lac Ravelobe, Madagascar 2016 - click for larger image It feeds on small fish, frogs, shellfish and both aquatic and terrestrial insects.

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