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
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