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Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby salamanda » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:15 pm

I took this series of pics of a Pied Kingfisher regurgitating a pellet in Kruger in June and as not everyone reads TRs I thought they might be of interest here. They were taken at the Biyamiti Weir.

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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby oddesy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:56 pm

:shock: amazing photos you captured salamanda :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:04 pm

Amazing pictures salamanda!! :clap:
I didn't know they actually expelled pellets, maybe too painful to expel the other way!

Got to read more about this!
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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:07 pm

Just found this about them
"Adults will regurgitate three to four pellets of undigested bones per day, but hatchlings will digest most of the bones and regurgitate only one pellet per day, absorbing more calcium to support their own bone growth."
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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby Sparks » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:15 pm

One is never too old to learn :D Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby salamanda » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:37 pm

Thanks guys. Rumuruti, an interesting addendum - many thanks for that.

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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:11 pm

I saw about the same, but it was a Giant Kingfisher... and a crab

first :lol:
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then continue fishing and to eat :wink:
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it was in October last year :D
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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby annapangolin » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:37 pm

anne-marie, those photos are amazing! :clap:

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Re: Regurgitation in Pied Kingfishers

Unread postby salamanda » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:27 pm

Great pics Anne-Marie! My Pied Kingfisher also continued fishing straight after regurgitating the pellet.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 1:10 pm

A Pied Kingfisher at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 1:10 pm

A Pied Kingfisher at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat May 19, 2012 1:44 pm

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:46 pm

Some wonderful images and sightings

Few of my of my own images

Taken at the bridge near Lower Sabie

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:24 pm

In my garden

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:09 pm

Wish I had them in my garden!!!!

Few more from my series

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