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Ian Fulton | profile | all galleries >> African Galleries >> Namibia (and a little of Botswana) >> Namibia Birds - Individual Species Gallery >> Giant Kingfisher tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Giant Kingfisher

(megaceryle maximus)
The largest kingfisher in Africa with a long heavy bill. It usually hunts from a perch making quite a splash when it dives onto its prey. These photographs were taken at Popa Falls and at Shakawe Lodge where the birds are quite a star attraction.
Giant Kingfisher, Popa Falls, Namibia
Giant Kingfisher, Popa Falls, Namibia
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana
Giant Kingfisher, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana