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Kingfisher catches crayfish in its beak

By Gary Bogue
Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 am in Belted kingfisher.

Belted kingfisher with crayfish. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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The belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) likes to sit on power lines next to creeks and dive down and catch fish when it spots them swimming near the surface of the water.

Sometimes they get lucky and catch a tasty crayfish. /Gary

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3 Responses to “Kingfisher catches crayfish in its beak”

  1. Joanne Smith Says:

    I’ll miss Dave’s photos when you retire Gary. They’re always beautiful.

  2. Marla Says:

    Yeah, me too! And I’ll miss your great columns, Gary.

  3. Dave Harper Says:

    What are we gonna do without Gary. he explained all the reasons animals act the way they do. And he understood our pets behavior so well. Thank you Gary for all the great years of explaining these things. I hope you have a long wonderful retirement though I will sure miss you and the stories you provided.

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