Pied Kingfisher

pied-kingfisher

Identification:

L. 25 cm
Black-and-white plumage.
His crown feathers form a short crest.
The male has a double and the female a single breast band.

Habitat:

Lakes, ponds and rivers, also fishes in estuaries and on sheltered seas.

Behaviour:

Often seen in the open; hovers and dives from a height to catch fish.

Diet:

Includes fish, crustaceans and large aquatic insects.

Breeding:

Nests in a hole in a bank. The clutch consists of 3-6 white eggs.

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