The King of the Fishing Birds!

The King of the Fishing Birds!

Not a Mighty King but a Tiny One am I 

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What comes to your mind when you hear “Kingfisher”? Its a shame if the first thing that comes to your mind is the doomed airline or perhaps the flamboyant owner of the doomed airline.

God has created beautiful species of bird which go by the popular name of Kingfisher. Went through a bit of reading to know on why they are called the Kingfisher as there are numerous birds who fish for a living and they all fish well. I guess the royal title goes to this smaller fisher bird species perhaps for their elegance, speed and the increased amount of fishing they do. Hard-worker they are! Its a sight to see them swooping in and out of the water.

There are roughly 90 odd species with the royal Kingly title and they come in various sizes, colours and forms viz., Pygmy, Common, Collared, Stork Billed etc. I think I would need a lifetime to sight all of them. Phew!

They do prefer a change in cuisine occasionally and do try their fishing skills to grab a frog or a crab when they get tired of eating the stinky fish 🙂

You should surely be able to sight one near any lake, creek or river and nowadays even near a man-made waterhole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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