Kingfishers I: Action

[We saw several different kingfishers in The Gambia, each in their own way lovely, so I’m doing three posts just about them. ]

Pied Kingfishers, Ceryle rudis, are common throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

I’m showing you this one because he repeatedly dived into the pool and returned to the same perch, so I took a burst of shots, and put together this sequence; the two black breastbands tell you it is a male:

He launched himself:


and emerged..

and back to his perch. And all in a total of two seconds:

Later the female (only a single black breast-band) had a dip from a separate perch:

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