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Closeup of Malagasy Kingfisher, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar We found this small kingfisher whilst we were waiting for our guide to arrive for a tour early in the morning on our 2nd day in Ankarafantsika NP. I took about 10 shots, each time moving closer one step whilst maintaining eye contact during the process. This is as far as it allowed me :) Africa,Alcedo vintsioides,Ankarafantsika,Corythornis vintsioides,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Malagasy Kingfisher,Malagasy kingfisher,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Closeup of Malagasy Kingfisher, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar

We found this small kingfisher whilst we were waiting for our guide to arrive for a tour early in the morning on our 2nd day in Ankarafantsika NP. I took about 10 shots, each time moving closer one step whilst maintaining eye contact during the process. This is as far as it allowed me :)

    comments (7)

  1. Most beautiful capture! Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you so much! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Lovely bird. I'm off to Madagascar next Tuesday and hope to see it and photograph it. Thank you for posting. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Good luck and enjoy your travel! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Thanks! Posted 3 years ago
  4. Fantastic shot, well done. Wish ours were so colourful. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Annette! Posted 3 years ago

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The Malagasy kingfisher or Madagascar kingfisher is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae that is found in Madagascar, and Mayotte . Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

It is closely related to the malachite kingfisher which is widely distributed in mainland Africa.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 14, 2016. Captured Oct 21, 2015 06:52 in 4, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO2000
  • 400mm