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The malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) name refers to the long, blue tinged malachite-green feathers of forehead and crown – the adjective "malachite" normally refers to the dark green colour of the copper containing mineral. Found in Africa south of the Sahara, the head has a short crest of black and blue feathers, which gives rise to the scientific name – cristata is from the Latin cristatus meaning "crested" or "plumed".
Malachite kingfisher