Kingfisher Diving - Feeding

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With a name like kingfisher, it should be no surprise that these colourful birds are experts at plucking fish from lake, rivers and ponds. The surprise is that fish aren't the only things kingfishers eat!

Kingfishers are a large and diverse family of birds that can be found living across the planet in nearly all tropical and temperate regions. Seeing as they can be found in such a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems, kingfishers in different parts of the world may have learned to hunt for different types of prey-- fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, crustaceans, molluscs and even small mammals may all be on the menu!

But no matter the prey, most kingfishers hunt in a very similar way. Waiting patiently on a perch, these birds will plunge down to catch their prey in the blink of an eye, bringing the animal back to their perch to eat it. Kingfishers are so adept at this style of hunting that most prey items, like the fish in this video, are already dinner by the time they have any inkling a kingfisher may be watching them!

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  1. graystripe
    graystripe
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    wow! so awesome!
  2. 342999
    342999
    3 months, 4 weeks ago

    that was awsom
  3. paisley8
    paisley8
    11 months ago

    I love birds
  4. whales909
    whales909
    1 year, 1 month ago

    i love baby birds they are so cute some of them can be cute or not cute but no matter what i still love birds no matter what they do i still love them!!
  5. Saria
    Saria
    1 year, 10 months ago

    AHH HELP A GIANT BIRD SAVE ME!!
    ...Oh, wait, it's just a video. Whew.
  6. doglover123
    doglover123
    1 year, 11 months ago

    i did not no how to comment but now i know how yay


    i felt like i was being eaten cool
  7. darthvader393
    darthvader393
    2 years, 3 months ago

    do do do im a little fish in the open and boom aaaaaaahhhhhhh a bird
  8. darthvader393
    darthvader393
    2 years, 3 months ago

    that was soooooooo coooool. the bird just came out of no where
  9. tru23
    tru23
    2 years, 3 months ago

    cool!
    that fish didn't stand a chance!
  10. Snapefia123
    Snapefia123
    2 years, 5 months ago

    flesh...fish...scales...


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