Malachite Kingfisher
Corythornis cristatus
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The malachite kingfisher is found throughout Tanzanian near lakes, ponds, and seasonal pools that have surrounding vegetation. The upper and right 4th row photos of an adult and immature (Mbuyuni Farm-Morogoro, 3-22) are courtesy of Kim Axmann. The right 2nd row photo was taken at Lake Duluti (2-15), courtesy of Stephan Schramm; the left 2nd row leucistic bird, in Queen Elisabeth NP-Uganda (10-16), courtesy of Leslie Stoltz. The left 7th row photo is courtesy of Mika Peterson. The left lower photo was taken in Tarangire (2-04). All of the other photos were taken along the coast near Ushongo. Note the rufous-orange breast and underparts. Ssp. longirostris with white breast and underparts from Kafue NP (Zambia, #16 in the enlargements) is not found in Tanzania, but is included for comparison; click the photo above to see 16 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-24 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Chris Schmeling, Colin Beale, Stephan Schramm, Brad Johnson
Leslie Stoltz, Mika Peterson, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 4-01-22