The Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) is a river kingfisher which is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. It is largely resident except for seasonal climate related movements. by Candice Swarts, taken in Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa #Bird #Malachite_Kingfisher #Candice_Swarts
The Golden-breasted Starling (Lamprotornis regius), also known as Royal Starling, is a medium-sized, up to 35 cm long, passerine in the starling family. The Golden-breasted Starling is distributed to the grassland, savanna and shrubland of East Africa, from Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and northern Tanzania.