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Pied kingfisher - Ceryle rudis - Alcedinidae  Ceryle rudis,Geotagged,India,Pied Kingfisher,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pied kingfisher - Ceryle rudis - Alcedinidae

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  1. Great shot - again! Posted 7 months ago
    1. thanks a lot Posted 7 months ago
  2. Stunning! Posted 7 months ago
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The Pied Kingfisher is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed across Africa and Asia. 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. They are usually found in pairs or small family parties. When perched, they often bob their head and flick up their tail.

Species identified by Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy
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By Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy

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Uploaded Feb 28, 2022. Captured Feb 17, 2022 06:43 in 9X22+RP Gunjepalle, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/800s
  • ISO320
  • 600mm