Gray-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)

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This little bird (20 cm in length) lives in dry savanna woodlands, forest edges and often near water. Perches on an open branch and flies down rapidly to snatch up grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, fishes and small lizards.
Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/200 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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