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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Love of King Fisher

This variety of kingfisher is a little larger than a sparrow. It is a little blue and green kingfisher with deep rust-colored under parts, short stumpy tail and long straight pointed bill. The story behind the picture is that it is a practice amongst the kingfisher to bribe the females with fish before mating. This picture was taken by me above a pond near my residence at Midnapur.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: CONTAI, India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © SANTOSH JANA