This Brownhooded Kingfisher is patiently waiting and watching for potential prey.

A garden fence provides a perfect waiting station for this Kingfisher, whose main prey items are insects (such as crickets in our garden) and not fish!  However, it also eats small reptiles, small rodents, caterpillars, millipedes, crabs, amphibians, young birds, and very rarely, if the opportunity arises, it may also take fish. Should larger prey be caught, it is beaten against a branch or similar object prior to being swallowed. For more on the Brownhooded Kingfisher see here.

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Posted by Carol