The Pied Kingfisher

The pied kingfisher is a species of bird that has black and white stripes on its head. It is found in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. The pied kingfisher is a medium-sized bird with a long bill and a black and white striped head. Its back is brownish-gray, while its underparts are white. It has a white throat and breast, and its wings are dark gray.


The pied kingfisher lives near rivers, lakes, ponds, marshes, and other bodies of water. It can also be found in mangrove swamps and estuaries. It prefers to live in areas with plenty of vegetation for cover.


The pied kingfisher feeds mainly on fish, but it will also eat insects, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals. It hunts by hovering over the water’s surface before diving down to catch its prey.

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