|Immature male C. r. rudis|
F. Boie, 1828
The Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis is a species in Cerylidae. It is monotypic, the only species in the genus Ceryle.
Lesser Pied Kingfisher or Small Pied Kingfisher (found here).
The pied kingfisher are described as being a striking black-and-white bird with a shaggy crest , like a belted kingfisher. Males have two bands while females have one band , that's sometimes incomplete .
It is similar to the crested kingfisher and other members of the family Cerylidae.
The pied kingfisher feeds on a wide verity of aquatic organisms such as fish, tadpoles, frogs, crabs and mollusks .
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The pied kingfisher is found throughout Aifric and eastern Europa and Occidental. It is a fairly common sight around its ranges and can be found congergating near waterways such as lakes and rivers. It is also found in marshes and mangrove swamps. Pied kingfishers do not migrate .
- ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ceryle rudis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T22683645A40559750. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T22683645A40559750.en. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
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- Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) - BirdLife species factsheet
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