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Birds: PIGMY KINGFISHER

 
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Pigmy Kingfisher
           
 
 
"Dwergvisvanger"    
A very small kingfisher with a red bill. The overall colour pattern is similar to that of the Malachite Kingfiser, but the eyebrow is orange and the ear patches purple. The immture has a black bill. Unlike the Malachite Kingfisher, this is a bushveld bird which is usually found away from water. erches unobtrusively on a low perch and swoops down to the ground to catch prey.
 
Habitat    

Trees, thickets, evergreen forests and coastal bush.

 
Food    
Insects, other terrestrial invertebrates, crabs, snails and other aquatic invertebrates.