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Pied kingfisher This is the 3rd of the 5 species I saw in the mangroves. Ceryle rudis,Geotagged,India,John Rowell,Odisha,Orissa,Pied Kingfisher,Wildlife,Winter,adhocphotographer,bhitarkanika Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Another one for my list Thank you. I just love your pics and your tips! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! :) Posted 3 years 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 Feb 16, 2015. Captured Feb 9, 2015 14:21 in Rajnagar - Pattamundai Road, Pitanda, Odisha 754248, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm