Monday, 17 February 2014

Malachite Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis crsitatus
Ethiopia
January 2014

     We saw Malachite Kingfisher at several locations as we journeyed through Ethiopia and it never failed to amaze me. The colours of some tropical kingfishers are almost beyond belief , and in the right light seem to contain every hue and tone of iridescence imaginable. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a frontal shot of this bird, but its stunning, unforgettable beauty is clear nevertheless.





7 comments:

  1. Wow ! Wonderful bird ! How amazing colors of this bird !
    Greetings

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  2. Wonderful, David!

    I get the feeling that a frontal view might have played some tricks on your camera with that fabulously bright red!

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  3. Beautiful picture of the kingfisher.
    Greetings Irma

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  4. Fabulous birds and colors indeed!
    In the african light it seems enhanced..... What can be more beautiful than this?!!
    Lovely, David!

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  5. Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog!

    I like your pictures. The colors of the kingfisher are so vibrant!

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