Wednesday, February 20, 2008

7. Pied Kingfisher

Sighting: 6th November 2003
Location: Kannur Lake, near SAIACS
Family: Cerylidae
Genus: Only member of the genus Ceryle.

This was a special sighting - we saw the pied kingfisher's renowned hunting skills in action! Yes yes! The hovering over the water, the single swift plunge beak first, and the victorious rising with the fish in it's mouth. It was spectacular!

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