Malachite Kingfisher

Sale price Price R 190.00 Regular price

Alcedo cristata
Internal frame size: 15cm x 15 cm
Stitch count: 80 x 52 stitches cross

These tiny, iridescent birds are only about 14cms long. A common species, found near water with sheltering vegetation. They perch on low branches or stems and dive for prey, then dart off and skim over the water when disturbed. The crest is raised sideways rather than upwards. They eat small fish, tadpoles, frogs, shrimps and insects.