Here’s a lovely ‘photo of the day.’ It’s a Giant Kingfisher sitting on a wall at Kruger Park’s epic Sunset Dam just outside Lower Sabie.
Of the 10 species of Kingfisher we have here in Southern Africa, the Giant is special for the fact that it actually eats fish.
Did you know that only about half of our kingfishers will snack on fish, the rest are foresty and eat foresty things like bugs and lizards.
Kingfishers are related to Australia’s awesome kookaburras, which specialize in fresh (still on the grill) braai meat.
Brilliant birds, but time for a name change? Nah…