Brown-hooded Kingfisher

On a game drive at Pumba Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth our ranger pointed out a Brown-hooded Kingfisher sitting in a tree next to the game drive vehicle.  The next thing he said kinda got our attention.  He asked us to look around and see if we could see any body of water.  There was none.  The Brown-hooded Kingfisher doesn’t necessarily feed on fish but also on insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants. These invertebrates are usually hawked aerially, killed and then eaten.  This means that it doesn’t have to live near water like all his other Kingfisher cousins. 

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  1. Anonymous

    Just found your blog today. I, too, am a photographer, but I don't live anywhere near as exotic as you! I'm lovin' your photos and can't wait to see more!

  2. Janet

    I don't believe I have seen a brown hooded Kingfisher before. He really is a beautiful speciman!