Some Kingfishers are called “common” but in my opinion they’re all far from common. They’re a spectacular little bird with amazing skills. They’re a subset of a larger group of about 90 varieties of Kingfisher, but have several things in common. One, they’re fisherman, although they also eat small reptiles and large insects. Their fishing skills are phenomenal. I’ve included a video below to see how they perform their amazing and acrobatic fishing skills. They have exceptional eyesight and a remarkable command of the space they fly in. They have to remain in the same spot, to aim for their dinner with completely accurate precision. They fly like hummingbirds, their wings beating rapidly, hovering like helicopters. They’re said to live near fresh water sources in warm climates, where the water is clear so they can see their food.
These are engaging photographs of Common Kingfishers captured by some very patient & talented photographers with a great eye for a good composition and photographing wildlife.
Kingfisher perched in a Lotus Flower by Jon Chua
Common Kingfisher by jmrocek
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