Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kingfisher

This kingfisher was sitting on a tree stump along the shores of Lake Arenal, which I have shown the past two days. I took this photo from a boat, as we took a little boat excursion on Lake Arenal to enjoy the scenery and to view the variety of birds along the shore.

There are a variety of kingfishers in Costa Rica, and unfortunately, the kingisher in this photo is not show in my books on Costa Rica birds and wildlife. Kingfishers dive into the water to feed on fish. Some types of kinfgishers prefer smaller streams and others prefer open water, such as lakes and tidal estuaries.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Thanks for the peek at another colorful Costa Rican bird!

JM said...

Kingfishers are gorgeous! The other day I saw a fantastic blue one at the small river that crosses town. I didn't even know we have them so colourful around here.

What a great memory you have, David! :-) I have answered your question on my yesterday post.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

brilliant color and extra long beak. I like kingfishers.

Jarart said...

What a handsome fellow. Big beak for the size of the bird.

glenda said...

Love looking at birds and trying to identify them. Such a diversity in different countries.

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