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Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby MarkStan » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:55 am

Caught in the act :redface: @ Lake Panic

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Impisi08 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:55 pm

Pied Kingfisher from the Lake Panic bird hide.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby oddesy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:10 am

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Unread postby jnaflwr » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:12 am

Hi, can I have your help on the ID of this bird? It was in the Okavango Delta in Botswana and it was over the water.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:49 am

Hi there, looks like a Pied Kingfisher to me :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:39 pm

Definitely a Pied Kingfisher - a male because of the double vbreast-band

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Mant » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:51 pm

Hi,

Saw this one on the Sabie River Bridge on the 28th March.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby Sprocky » Mon May 03, 2010 6:08 pm

A quick one taken yesterday.

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Re: Kingfisher: Pied Kingfisher

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat May 15, 2010 10:02 pm

Hi all :)

Here is a pic that I took at the Biyamiti Wehr

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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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