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Pied Kingfisher

Ceryle rudis


Habitat: Plains near waterbodies

Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia from Turkey to India to China

Diet: Fish, crustaceans and large aquatic insects such as dragonfly larvae

Distinguishing features:   Black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish

12-May-2012 Pied Kingfisher Pic: KamalHari Menon
Pic: KamalHari Menon

23-Apr-2012 - Spotted by Arathi - around 4:30 p.m. 
Saw the Pied Kingfisher hover and then dive into the water! 

22-Apr-2012 - Spotted by Joy and Usha