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Amongst the family of Kingfishers found in Gambia, the Malachite kingfisher is by far the most striking and colourful. Although very small in size this bord could be spotted easily from a distance due to its bright blue and orange plumage. This kingfisher was found perched on a branch protruding out from the river bank on the Gambian river. I love the colours in this photo as the bird really does stand out, but unfortunately I feel it is slightly spoiled by the twig covering part of the birds face. But then annoyances like this are always the catch when it comes to wildlife photography.

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