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Pied Kingfisher

Ceryle rudis

Description:

guided missile -Kingfishers beat the reaction time of a fish by 1/50th of a second. Hunting fish from the air, it seems, is harder than it looks for ...Pied Kingfisher diving to catch fish

Habitat:

It is common throughout sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia from Turkey to India to China. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate, other than short-distance seasonal movements

Notes:

In India it is distributed mainly on the plains and is replaced in the higher hills of the Himalayas by Megaceryle lugubris.

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2 Comments

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 10 years ago

thanks satyen :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely shot Ashok.

India

Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Feb 8, 2012

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