FEATHERY FRIDAY # 16

FEATHERY FRIDAY# 16

This Feathery Friday brings you a king of bird! They’re not big or on the top of the food chain, but they are called kings! Who wants to meet this royal bird? We do!

MEET THE PIED KINGFISHER!

Range/Habitat: Africa-Southwest Asia/near water- fresh and ocean

Diet: Carnivore: fish

Length/Weight: 10”/ 3 ¼ oz

Conservation Status: Common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Pied Kingfishers are fluffy bird with feathery crests on their heads.
  • They are speedy fliers.
  • Pied kingfishers can hover over water before diving to catch their prey.
  • Male and female pied kingfishers help rear chicks. Young adult birds act as helpers in rearing chicks too.

 

Pied kingfishers are neat birds! They make a great sound too! Check it out!

http://www.junglewalk.com/popup.asp?type=a&AnimalAudioID=12818

 

 

 

 

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