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Pied Kingfisher

Ceryle rudis


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


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


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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Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 10 years ago

thanks satyen :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely shot Ashok.


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

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