Pied kingfisher hovering

Pied kingfisher hovering
  • Pied kingfisher hovering

Pied kingfisher hovering

£99.00

An original painting, acrylic on canvas, 30cm x30cm. Price includes shipping to UK addresses. This painting wraps around the edges of the stretcher, so no need for framing.

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This handsome bird is the pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) and is common around waterways throughout Africa and Asia. They are one of the few species that can actually maintain a prolonged hover, which is how they fish, rather than from a perch. We saw this one at Kotu Bridge in Gambia, West Africa in 2014, which is where I first fell in love with this species many years ago. They are always a thrill to watch.