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Pied Kingfisher call
(Ceryle rudis)
Marc de Bont XC33802
09-04-2007, Tanzania

Alternate name
Ceryle rudis Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Cerylida Family   
31 cms               Length
Estuarine water, rock pools, lakes, pools, ditches, canals, rivers, streams any fresh water holding fish, in:- Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, ChadChina, (mainland) Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Bioko, Sao Tome,] Hong Kong, (China) India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau (China) Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority Territories, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 - 6 white eggs in a metre long tunnel lined with fish bones. Clutch  
Mainly fish also crustaceans and insects. Food   Diet
Hovers above water to dive on fish. The largest bird in the world that can hover in still air. Habits
1152 World Number

Least Concern


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