Safari Sunday: a stuffed-to-the-gills kingfisher

Posted by barb on Sep 24, 2017 in Pictures, Recreation, Travels |

Our guide spied this handsome fellow on our second sunset cruise on the Zambezi River while at Waterberry Lodge in Zambia. He doesn’t show it, but this brownhooded kingfisher just swallowed a cicada that was as big as his head. Seriously. We we first came up to him, we were all trying to figure out what he had in his mouth. It took a couple of false-starts, but after a couple of minutes, he swallowed it whole. We hung around for another few minutes to make sure he was okay. Before long, he hopped up a couple branches and then flew away.

Brownhooded kingfisher

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