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Location South Africa
Occupation Graphics Designer

About Me

Hi, I have always had a fondness for birds it would be great to meet other people who share my interests and learn more about you and your bird.

Personal Info

Camera Canon 20D
Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 28-135mm
Books: Birds of Southern Africa (Princeton Field Guides) (Paperback)
by Ian Sinclair (Author), Phil Hockey (Author), Warwick Tarboton (Author), Peter Hayman (Illustrator), Norman Arlott (Illustrator)
Activities: I love camping, Hiking, Trekking, anything that involves being around nature...
Interests: I love animals in general! Birds are one of my favorite because they are so beautiful and colorful, they are so intricate.
Fav Quote: You are unique! Just like everyone else!

Greyhooded Kingfisher (Halcyon Leucocephala)

Greyhooded Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)

Photograph Description

The Greyhooded Kingfisher is found from south of the Sahara to the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Perches for a long time on a branch while it searches for prey. When it spots prey it bobs its head and dives to the ground to catch its prey.

The Greyhooded Kingfisher feeds on insects and small lizards, which it beats on a branch to kill.

Habitat is woodland near a source of water.

The Greyhooded Kingfisher nests in a burrow dug in the top of an Aardvark burrow or the side of the bank of a stream.


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ernesto pic

Very nice shot, good pose and colors, interesting the behaviour of this Kingfisher which feeds on small lizards and beats it on a branch to kill them as usually do for a fish.



posted by ernesto

don gato pic

Cool bird, cool shot!
Africa is the only continent I'm missing and may visit by the end of this year...
SA was among my plans, but turn out very expensive... I'll probably visit Kenya and Tanzania.

posted by don gato

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