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The bird is in breeding plumage. It is mostly white. Especially when it takes flight the white wings dazzle. The back is sort of maroon. It has a white tuft of feathers on its head reminiscent of what is called a tiki in Bangla. The fish? I think it is a Tilapia.
We are flooded...there is water everywhere. The waterbodies near my house have breached their banks. This water, rainwater and drain water have all come together to form a confluent sheet of water that is everywhere...on the street, in my garden...almost inside my home! Of course the fish are going on excursions to places unknown which includes down the gullet of an opportunistic avian predator fishing on the flooded street.
This is also a post that shows the defensive behaviour of the prey....it has raised its spiky dorsal fins in an attempt to hurt the predator and to stop being swallowed. Didn't work! Stay at home, it is safer.
Spotted on Jun 23, 2021
Submitted on Jun 23, 2021
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