Monday, November 28, 2011

This bird mystery typical Chinese like their counterparts in Africa - is not it? (Includes video clips and more!)

Pied Kingfisher
Ceryle rudis

Alcedo rudis

), Linnaeus, 1758, as known as the lesser pied kingfisher or small, shot in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Image :. Marie-Louise Ng, 20 November 2011 (with permission) [velociraptorize] Nikon D7000 (hand)

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Although no close relatives and, in fact, is the only member of its genus, this beautiful bird from Chinese family mystery Taxonomy with a number of North American species. However, a number of common features with the family, you can name these features? Can you identify the species and its taxonomic family?

  • answer:
  • is an adult female Pied Kingfisher
  • Ceryle rudis , which is placed in the family of water kingfisher, Cerylidae. There are two families of kingfishers in the taxonomic order, Coraciiformes: these are Alcedinidae, or river kingfisher, kingfishers and wood or tree in the Halcyonidae family. The pied kingfisher is apparently unique among the kingfisher, which has a bony plate that slips through his eyes when the bird hits the water.
  • The kingfisher is quite distinctive as a group. They have large heads, long pointed beak, short legs, small feet, and a short tail. Most species have a bright blue or green plumage and there is generally no difference between the sexes. They nest in cavities and tend to feed on fish.
The pied kingfisher is very common and has a wide range of African and Asian. Both sexes excavate the nest in a sand vertical. They are monogamous breeders cooperation, which means that the breeding pair may be assisted by aid nests, which are descendants of the previous breeding seasons, or birds' nests unrelated whose own failed attempt " / aa>

Here is a picture of a fishing boat on Lake Kingfisher Zway several colors Ethiopia, Africa. Can you see any difference between this individual and the bird from Africa to Asia eminent mystery?


:. Dan Logen, February 16, 2011 [velociraptorise]

This species is very special. It has the black and white plumage and a crest. Males have two bands in their coffers, while females have a single band, and may be incomplete - broken in half. Land on the water, shaking his head and the tail flick, or, more generally, seek the cursor on the water looking for prey. Were immersed vertically first account, the capture of their meals consist mainly of fish, but also feeds on crustaceans and large aquatic insects such as dragonfly larvae.

has met with several species of birds such as kingfishers mystery

eared Kingfisher blue
Alcedo Meninting

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