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|The Brown-hooded Kingfisher , Halcyon albiventris, is common in the eastern half of southern Africa, mainly living in woodland habitats, as well as heavily wooded gardens and parks. |
It has a broad and varied diet, eating a wide variety of animals, rarely eating fish. Both sexes excavate the nest, which is a burrow, normally dug into the walls of gullies.
It lays 2-5, rarely 6 eggs, which are incubated solely by the female, for about 14 days. Very little is known about the young. It seems that they are fed mainly fed by the female, and they are fed by their parents after fledging.
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- [2017-11-28 12:14]
Hi Peter,magnificent capture of this kingfihser! Perfect pose and great quality too despite the position in the shadow,lovely bright background too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-11-28 18:32]
What a fantastic photo you have captured of the Brown-hooded Kingfisher. Amazing detail and gorgeous contrasting colors. I love the composition and the bright blurred BG is great. It reminds a lot of the Grey-headed Kingfisher I saw while in Tanzania.
- [2017-11-30 1:18]
Fantastic photo of this hunter of fishes, excellent clarity and composition, very nice contrasting BG, very beautiful briliant colors.
Wonderful capture of this cute Kingfisher from Kruger Park, Peter.
Beautiful composition and colours.
What a beautiful capture.Great composition, wonderful colors and light. Excellent sharpness and clarity.Love the colorful contrasting BG.
Have a good weekend and thanks.
Lovely specie. Amazing colors. Very good details and the best POV in which you take the shot....
I like also the contrast against the yellow-green background.