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Giant Kingfisher

Megaceryle maxima

ML201857141

IBC1498934

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Robert Humphries
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Kruger NP--central section (please be more specific)
Limpopo, South Africa
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Latitude and Longitude -23.9586, 31.4367 Map

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Female Giant Kingfisher perching on causeway edge watching for prey. The Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima) is the largestAfrican kingfisher – about the size of a Kookaburra. The male has a chestnut breast band with white underparts – the female has a white-spotted black breast with chestnut underparts. This female Giant Kingfisher was perching on the edge of the Sabie River causeway in southern Kruger Park, watching the water below intently for signs of prey. Elevation: 287 m. Date added to IBC: June 9, 2018.

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IBC scientific name: Megaceryle maxima maxima.

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