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SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #2 – KINGFISHERS

Overview

Welcome to the second edition of Shakati Bush Facts. The aim of these Bush Facts is to share some of the spectacular wildlife, birds, reptiles and insects facts and photographs. Shakati is committed to Nature Conservation, and as part of Nature Conservation comes awareness. Thus, the more we learn the more we are aware of what happens in the bush.

In this article, we will focus on the Kingfisher family, and will share some of the interesting facts around these beautiful birds.

About the Kingfisher Family

Kingfishers are a group of small to medium-sized, brightly coloured birds and can be found next to running water or in the bushveld. Kingfishers nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A quarter of all kingfishers nest in abandoned termite nests.

Scientific classification: Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Coraciiformes

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