African Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
(aka Alcedo cristata)
Malachite Kingfisher, Mole, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Mole, Ghana
June 2011

The African Malachite Kingfisher is distributed throughout most of Africa south of the Sahara. It is found on lakes, pools, marshes and slow-moving rivers.

Malachite Kingfisher, Mole, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image It dives for small fish, shrimps and insects from a low perch over water.

In flight it makes a shrill pseek.

Malachite Kingfisher, Mole, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image
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