Kingfisher, pied M

The Pied Kingfisher, (Afrikaans name, Bontvisvanger) is a common resident at freshwater wetlands, coastal lagoons and tidal pools.

Kingfisher, pied pair

The male and female can be told apart by the male chest marking indicating that he is wearing a tuxedo (bow tie and belt) and the female chest markings showing her wearing a bra.

Kingfisher, pied

They feed on small fish, dragonflies and dragonfly nymphs. They are often seen hovering high in the sky before diving to catch a fish.

pied wings

We have observed them in Intaka at Rietvlei and in the Kruger National Park.

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