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Eurasian Kingfisher

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18 Comments

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thanks matimar1

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Hahaha, good one.

FoTony
FoTony 9 years ago

Now I know why my Kingfisher was so easy to spot.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

I guess the sizes of our birds is small because they are very active and exercise well FoTony ;) just kidding.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

i am sure you were. Thanks so much for your wonderful photography and spottings.

FoTony
FoTony 9 years ago

@ Emma, I was just joking on the size of the bird. ;)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

thank you FoTony!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

this guy had eaten a lot emma , watched him for quite some time ,say around half an hour and this guy had gobbled up like around 4-5 fish. i think thats quite a lot for such a small bird!!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

The size is obviously related to the size of the prey it eats. But i do not think that you can pass a judgement based on size. The bird is probably as perky and intelligent as it's Western counterparts. and beautiful too.
Bigger always does not mean better, Nor does Smaller always mean bad.

FoTony
FoTony 9 years ago

It looks like the ones we have around here are much better fed.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

the silhouette is very similar to the belted king fisher we have here. The same beak. This has a collar around its neck?
Very cute indeed!

FoTony
FoTony 9 years ago

Beautiful Picture, he is just popping right out of the photo!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thanks Ismael!!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Beautiful

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Sandra these are indeed beautiful birds to see especially when they are fishing.i could stand and watch them for hours together
thanks

SandraH
SandraH 10 years ago

I love kingfishers! never saw one in person :) beautiful shot!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely colours

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Hahaha..nice one... Its so funny pose in first picture...pressed his tail on base for balancing while looking here and there...!!

Atul
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Atul

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 8, 2011
Submitted on Jul 8, 2011

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