SHOWCASING BIRDING SPOTS AND BIRD SPECIES IN AND AROUND MAHIKENG
The colours of the Malachite Kingfisher is incredible. I was wondering why they call it Malachite. I know that Malachite is a greenish-like soft stone. Is it because of the colours on the head of the Kingfisher? Theo
Hi Theo,You are right. Malachite is a light to dark-green carbonate material containing copper and this is in reference to colour of the crown and forehead feathers.The bird is a beauty.Thanx for dropping-in again.
Hi,Superb photograph of this colorful kingfisher.
wow... beautiful photographs!