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Pied kingfisher

Ceryle rudis

Description:

Their black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish makes it distinctive. Males have a double band across the breast while females have a single gorget that is often broken in the middle.

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8 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Very Cool!

Trapsuutjie
Trapsuutjie 9 years ago

Great photos!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Gorgeous!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

wow..great shot

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

I think you are correct there Ashish - the first pic has a double band across the breast making it a male.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

First Picture must of male..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Cute Female bird..!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wonderful shot!

RachaelB
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RachaelB

Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2012

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