Jeremiah Loei’s video of the Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca), also known as Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, casting a pellet was documented in Hindhede Nature Park during the migratory season in October 2017 (above).
The series of stills (above, below) are video grabs to show the stages just before the klingfisher regurgitated the pellet.
As we all know by now, pellets are the compacted undigested materials of the food the kingfisher earlier swallowed – hairs, feathers, bones, etc., depending on what food it took.
This documentation complements Kennie Pan’s earlier post that was illustrated with images.
Isn’t it more exciting to catch the kingfisher casting a pellet on video?
14th October 2017
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.