Thursday, July 12, 2012
Kingfisher perched in the mangroves
Tiny Costa Rica is home to more bird species than the USA and Canada combined. Its location in Central America caused it to be exposed to plant and animal migrations from both North and South America, adding to its biodiversity.
As their name implies, kingfishers feed on fish, and other small animals. Their long, sharp beaks are obviously adapted for catching fish. Kingfishers live widely in tropical climates, however the kingfishers in French Polynesia are endangered due to the loss of habitat.
We are showing photos of Bangkok, Thailand on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week. We loved it, and we hope you will enjoy our photos.