Giant Kingfisher
Megaceryle maximus
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The largest of the kingfishers (43 cm), the giant kingfisher is found on highland lakes and rivers. The male has a broad chestnut breastband; the female, chestnut on the belly only. The juveniles are similar to the adults except the flanks are chestnut and the breast band is broken or speckled. The top female (Lake Duluti, 3-15) is courtesy of Stephan Schramm. The other photos were taken at Pembe Abwe, Lake Manyara, Selous and Arusha. Click the photo above to see 11 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Steve Dolberg, Jan van den Hombergh, Claude Melde, Paul Oliver
Stephan Schramm, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 5-25-17