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Kingfisher, Giant

Roberts No: 429

The largest African kingfisher. Male has rufous breast, female has rufous belly. Massive black bill. Loud, harsh call. Aquatic, never far from water. Can sometimes be seen perching on poles along the causeway.

Family Name:
Megaceryle maxima
Common Name:
Kingfisher, Giant
Size:
39 to 43 cm
Status:
Resident