Category: Kingfishers


A male pied kingfisher scans the water for fish. Males have a double band across the breast, while females only have one.

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Moments before I spotted this bird, I was looking through my bird book and thinking it would be neat to see this kingfisher species. Almost on cue, this male obliged.  Giant kingfishers are, as you might have guessed, are the largest kingfisher species in Africa. They get to be about 40cm in length.