Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kuching Kingfisher

Kingfishers are a group of brightly colored birds 
with short legs and tails,
big heads, 

and long powerful beaks
They eat insects,
small vertebrates, 
and fish and 

are almost always associated with water
They nest in burrows in the ground, 
in tree trunks, river banks, or termite mounds

It is said that the seven days 
prior to the shortest day of the year in December
is the time to build their nests and 
then seven days afterwards to hatch the eggs

This Kingfisher is often seen perching on the high wire

near my house

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