photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Ian Fulton | profile | all galleries >> African Galleries >> Namibia (and a little of Botswana) >> Namibia Birds - Individual Species Gallery >> Pied Kingfisher tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Blue Crane | Bokmakierie | African Hoopoe | Black Crake | Bare-cheeked Babbler | African Darter | African Grey Hornbill | African Jacana | African Mourning Dove | African Red-eyed Bulbul | African Skimmer | Bat Hawk | Black-chested Prinia | Cape Glossy Starling | Cape Gull | Carp's Tit | Chestnut-banded Plover | Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting | Coqui Francolin | Cormorant Platforms | Crowned Plover | Double-banded Courser | Emerald-spotted Wood Dove | Fork-tailed Drongo | Giant Kingfisher | Golden-tailed Woodpecker | Grassveld Pipit | Greater Flamingo | Greater Kestrel | Green Wood-hoopoe | Green-backed Heron | Grey Lourie | Groundscraper Thrush | Hartlaub's Babbler | Kori Bustard | Kurrichane Thrush | Magpie Shrike | Martial Eagle | Monteiro's Hornbill | Mountain Chat | Namaqua Sandgrouse | Northern Black Korhaan | Pale-winged Starling | Pearl-spotted Owlet | Pied Avocet | Pied Kingfisher | Pririt Batis | Racket-tailed Roller | Red-billed Spurfowl | Rosy-faced Lovebird | Ruppell's Korhaan | Sociable Weaver | Southern Carmine Bee-eater | Southern Masked Weaver | Temminck's Courser | White-fronted Bee-eater

Pied Kingfisher

(ceryle rudis)

(ceryle rudis)

A large black and white kingfisher which is widespread. It can be found near any open fresh water and by the coast. For a kingfisher it has an unusual hunting style in which it hovers over the water rather than plunging from a perch and so it is sometimes seen long distances from the shore over large lakes. The male has a double black breast band whilst females and juveniles have a single broken band. Photographs taken at the Kavango River near Shamvura Lodge and at Shakawe Lodge.

See also my gallery of Pied Kingfisher in Ethiopia on this link .

Pied Kingfisher, Shamvura, Namibia
Pied Kingfisher, Shamvura, Namibia
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana
Pied Kingfisher, Shakawe, Botswana