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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

Inca Ter(Larosterna inca) by Truus & Zoo: A seabird which breeds on the rocky cliffs on the coasts of Peru and Chile and is restricted to the Humboldt Current, the Inca Tern can be readily identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on the both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet. Its call is a cat-like 'mew'. #Birds #Inca_Tern #Mustache

The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is a member of the starling family of birds. It can commonly be found in East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Used to be known as Spreo superbus.

INCA TERNS (Larosterna inca) - These birds live in the rocky coastline and caves of Chile and Peru. Inca terns make their nests in rocky crevices and caves. The Inca tern is immediately recognizable by its white “mustache” feathers which frame its face and bright red-orange color of its bill and legs. Although they are graceful fliers, this bird has relatively small, webbed feet and short legs which compromise its ability to propel itself well in the water. However, the bird is able to…