River Bend Lodge is a mere 55 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth and is an ideal malaria-free safari addition to a Garden Route holiday. Personalised game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience.
Friday, November 11, 2011
African Pygmy - Kingfisher at RiverBend Lodge
Paul McKinley sent us an image of a Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) which inspired us to work together to capture some images of this small, beautiful and elusive bird. We went out on a mission. We got the Malachite......but we didn't bargain on getting an African Pygmy - Kingfisher!!!! (Ispidina picta) The smallest South African Kingfisher. The pinkish purple colouring distinguishes the African Pygmy from the Malachite. (With thanks to Joe Pringle - one of our extremely dedicated team of Guides at RiverBend Lodge).
The first 3 images are the Pygmy and the last two are the Malachite.
We hope you enjoy these images!!