June 10 2007
Budongo Forest, Uganda
Blue breasted kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica). This bird allowed a close approach by the photographer. The breast is wet from foraging in the moist understory. Whilebeing watched it became suddenly alert, dived down, grabbed a pinkish worm-like invertebrate, returned to the branch and bashed the worm against the branch before swallowing it.
Pamela Rasmussen (photographer; copyright holder; identification), Michigan State University
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