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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted December 9, 2012   8:03 pm

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Belted Kingfisher Tossing a Fish in the Air
 

1. A belted kingfisher, looking for a fish in Lake Washington.

2. Spotting a fish and diving into the lake for it.

3. Catching the fish (off-camera).

4. Back from the water, fish in beak.

5. Starting to toss the fish.

6. The fish in the air, like a pizza.

7. Head upside-down, the bird catches the fish!

8. Back in the beak.

9. Ready to swallow.

10. Down the hatch.

11. End of the meal, and then...

12. The kingfisher is back on the lookout, ready to dive again when it sees another fish.


In this series of images, a belted kingfisher catches a fish, tosses it in the air, catches it again, and eats it.

To see the images: Move the mouse over the black triangle, use the scroll bar, or swipe on the image.

Scientific name: Megaceryle alcyon
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Date taken: December 4, 2012
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
Copyright ©2012 Enchanted Learning, LLC

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