Pied Kingfisher.

The Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) 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.

Here’s some photos…..

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35 thoughts on “Pied Kingfisher.

  1. I love kingfishers. We have them up at the farm and they’re beautiful relaxed birds (in relaxed I mean they don’t fly off when you’re near). They are definitely one of my favourite birds (along with the kookaburra which I’m sure must be a close relation) 😀

    • Thanks .. funny you should mention the kookaburra I have always assumed it to be a kingfisher type bird.. not having them here I know very little about them… yet must admit came across them when very young depicted on the side of a cricket ball…

  2. wonderful shots, I am hopeless at taking pics of birds, I am intrigued by the parties these guys have when they gather in parties! Things probably get a bit fishy!! (sorry.. had to say it!).. c

  3. WOW! What a diving into the air (I mean flight) wonderful photographs you captured dear Rob, I am sure you waited for taking these shots… You are amazing. Thank you, have a nice day, love, nia

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