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Black & White  Ceryle rudis,Geotagged,Pied Kingfisher,South Africa,Winter,bird,nature,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. I've set the country to USA, would that be correct? Posted 9 months ago
    1. No, It's from South Africa. Posted 9 months ago
      1. Saw that you've set the locations now, thanks! Posted 9 months ago
  2. Excellent photo, I'm not jealous. Posted 8 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 Pamswildimages
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By Pamswildimages

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Uploaded Feb 16, 2020. Captured Jul 3, 2019 06:33 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO2000
  • 560mm