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King Fisher

King Fisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Tristan Swarts (swart) (125)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-06
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-08 4:42
Viewed: 3755
Points: 16
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Extract from www.birdsinsa.com

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Dacelonidae bird family group which includes birds such as Dacelonid Kingfishers.

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher is known in Afrikaans as Bruinkopvisvanger.

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher has a height of 24 cms and weighs around 60 gms. The head is coloured brown while the bill is coloured red. The Halcyon albiventris has a white coloured throat, orange legs and a black coloured back. The eyes are brown.

The male Halcyon albiventris has physical features that are slightly different from the female bird.

Feeding Habits ...
This bird forages for food on the ground and feeds on the tree trunk

This birds forages for fish and other aquatic dwellers through surface sizing and diving for food in the water.

This bird has a specially adapted bill which helps it hunt for fish, crabs, shrimp and other aquatic animals in the water. This bird eats insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants. These invertebrates are usually hawked aerially, killed and then eaten .

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Amazing shot, great details


Good detail, nice clear BG. The sharpness and colour are good and well as the details hown of the subject.


hello Tristan
wonderful portrait and capture
TFS and thanks for sharing

Great shot. Nice colors and details

  • Great 
  • swarg Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 3 N: 21] (373)
  • [2009-06-09 11:06]

Well done my boy - I live the POV

  • Great 
  • kalvyn (31)
  • [2009-06-09 22:30]

Beautiful shot. Love the details.
Well done.


Hello Tristan,

Superb close up of Kingfisher.
Colours,light and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

Hi Tristan,
This is a well defined,sharp focused photo of a difficult subject to capture.Well done and keep them rolling in.

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