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Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) launching from a branch. The pied kingfisher is found in much of Africa, India, the Middle East and South-East Asia. Like other kingfishers it eats fish, aquatic insects and crustaceans, which it catches by launching itself from a branch over the water. Photographed in Israel, in June.
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