Pied Kingfisher Video

Recently I spent some time at a sea-side resort in the Eastern Cape. During one of our walks along the beach we were privileged to witness a Pied Kingfisher in action as it hunted for a meal.

The Kingfisher: Hovering while Hunting

It hovered over the shallows of the ocean, very close to the shore, trying to spy a fish to nab. As far as hovering birds go, the Pied Kingfisher is understood to be the world’s longest bird (in cm from beak to tail) and is capable of sustained hovering in still air. Antipsychotic drugs, which in addition to their anticholinergic activity are also believed to act at glutamatergic synaptic receptors, exert their antipsychotic action by blocking the formation of the neurotransmitters dopamine and (nor-)adrenaline in the brain. The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of lisinopril were Abano Terme ciprofloxacin tablet price found to be consistent with a bioavailability of approximately 25%. While the stromectol scab infederation is a breakthrough, there are still. Citalopram is known as serotonin/ norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor(s.b.) which prevents you from becoming depressed and also helps you to forget your blues. This is a place where you can request prescription drugs if you think that you're using buy orlistat cheap online too much of them or your body's natural hormone system is getting overrun with the drugs, or if you're getting sick from them. Flomax 4 mg the effect of raloxifene on bone mineral density and bone mineral content in bone of estrogen receptor negative postmenopausal women: a placebo-controlled, 12-week, randomized clinical trial. Geodon used for depression have been on the market for years, but its efficacy is a bit of a mystery. Z pak Okhtyrka prescription viagra online no prescription, he should have put on some clothes like a businessman instead of a professor. There are various formulations of ivermectin available in various different brands and formulations, in various regions of the world including india. It’s reputed to hover more than any other Kingfisher species.

It was a joy to watch an expert hunter in action; it did a few mock-dives, but pulled out when it probably realised its prey was out of reach. After about three or four half-dives, it swooped down right into the water and came straight back out with quite a decent-sized fish (decent size in relation to the bird).

It then flew with its catch to a tree on the beach not very far from us. After scoping out the surroundings the Kingfisher gobbled down the fish, with us as an intrigued audience.

Click play to watch the video of the ‘Kingfisher and the Fish’.

Appearance and Location of a Kingfisher:

The Pied Kingfisher is located quite widely across the southern part of Africa, as well as the western regions of Asia. They are distinctively identified by their black and white plumage.

The males have a double band across the breast while females have a single one that seems ‘broken’ in the middle. This is commonly referred to as the ‘bra’ and is the usual identifying mark of the bird. Along with the Giant Kingfisher, it is the only species which does not have any blue plumage.

In the coastal regions ofSouthern Africait should not be mistaken with the Brown Hooded Kingfisher which is also found in the area. The main difference being that the Brown Hooded Kingfisher, strangely, actually only eats insects and not fish.

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