Oct 11, 2010

White-throated Kingfisher (Juvenile) swallowing a fish

I photographed this Juvenile just over 2 months ago. At that time it still depended on it's parents for it's daily meals of fish, insects, small lizards, frogs etc etc. It has now acquired the hunting skills as demonstrated by the following combo pics. It swooped into a pond and caught a fairly large fish and systematically 'whacked' the fish against the branch of a tree before swallowing it whole. From the series of pics you could see it was no easy task. After a good 10 minutes or so later the young novice prevailed! Burp.....!!!!

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