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Pied Kingfisher bringing food for the boatman Angola,Ceryle rudis,Fall,Geotagged,Pied Kingfisher Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Amazing, it's like a flying cat. Posted 22 days 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.

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Uploaded Jul 27, 2022. Captured Jun 15, 2022 14:05 in M553+8H Belas, Angola.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/10.0
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO200
  • 500mm