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Old Sunday 20th October 2002, 18:40   #1
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White-breasted Kingfisher

White-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
That is the bigest and most common Kingfisher over here.
A Kingfisher that hardly feeds on fish and can be found far away from water like that guy (or lady) wich I photogarphed last spring at it's nesting territory which is at a big hall in the ground at an archeological site.

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Old Monday 21st October 2002, 01:28   #2
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Nice one, Avi, thanks!
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Old Tuesday 22nd October 2002, 09:28   #3
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Lovely photo Avib, you are very lucky to be able to see these birds. What do they eat if they don't eat fish?
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Old Tuesday 22nd October 2002, 12:54   #4
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Hi Dylan.
The WB Kinkfisher eat every other animal it can swollow: mainly incects but olso mice, lizards, litlle snakes and even small birds.
I'v onece sow one snapping a Chif-chaf from a brunch, it was so fast I could hardly get what was happning. Its a very impresive bird.
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Kingfishers eating mice! I learn something every day.
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Old Tuesday 22nd October 2002, 21:53   #6
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Hi Avib, congratulations on getting the shot. I'd love to get a photo of one of our Kingfishers, but I have never been in teh right place at the right time for a decent shot.
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