Common Kingfisher and Pied Kingfisher sharing a single pole

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“Just want to share some interesting photos taken in Mai Po Wetland Reserve Hong Kong today.

“A Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) had been sharing the same stand with a Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) peacefully for almost one minute until the second Pied Kingfisher arrived and getting too close for comfort. The two Pied Kingfishers stayed only for a short period of time before flying to the far end of the pond to search for food.

“It is first time we saw two rare Pied Kingfishers standing together at such close range. The Pied Kingfishers usually hover in the air far from the hides and carry the food to trees far away.”

William Ip
12th December 2012

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