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Pied Kingfisher


Pied Kingfisher
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 4:33
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Pied Kingfisher
(Ceryle rudis) 斑鱼狗
Size: 25 cm
Location: Bang Ban (Thailand)

Description:
Black-and-white plumage. His crown feathers form a short crest. The male has a double and the female a single breast band.

Voice:
A squeaky chichee.

Habits:
Lakes, ponds and rivers, also fishes in estuaries and on sheltered seas. Often seen in the open; hovers and dives from a height to catch fish. Nests in a hole in a bank. The clutch consists of 3-6 white eggs. Includes fish, crustaceans and large aquatic insects.

Distribution:
Widespread and very common in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia and locally common in south-west Asia. In Africa occurs from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south to eastern South Africa. In southern Asia found from north-east Afghanistan south through India to Sri Lanka, east to southern China and Hainan and south to Thailand.


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