Archive for 'Alcedinidae'

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Kingfishers are known for fishing, but fish is not big on the laughing kookaburras menu. It will sit perched high like a fence post seen here, and wait for prey to move below and then swoop in. With its formidable beak the prey stands little chance of survival. It will catch snakes, geckos, lizards, mice, […]

Principe kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus nais)

During my stay on Principe I had a lot of lovely encounters with one of the resident pairs of Principe kingfishers. If I was inside my room and heard the familiar calls I would look outside and find one or more of them in one of their favorite perches. Perhaps the most popular was that […]