Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

A new bird in our garden !!!   And a New Year !!   Well ..  actually he was perched on the telephone wire yesterday, which is close enough to the first day of 2017 !

Wished I had a super duper lens to get him clearer

Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti) :  According to my Roberts’ Birds of Southern Africa this pretty little bird eats insects and small lizards. ” Perches on branch, scanning ground below ”   ” often bobs head and opens and closes wings while calling”  – exactly what it was doing …

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