Friday, April 2, 2010

Very rare kingfisher shots during fishing

Laureate World Press Photo contest has been recognized Hungarian master Joe Petersburger,
who took pictures of kingfisher, hunting for fish. Kingfisher love of solitude, to see them – a rarity.
Therefore, these photos are exclusive.
Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australia.
There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. They consume a wide range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. Like other members of their order they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A few species, principally insular forms, are threatened with extinction.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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