That's the look of contentment just after devouring a crab.
New Zealand Kingfisher with a mud crab
First time seeing a more blueish toned Kingfisher amongst the others hunting at the estuary. These birds can range anywhere from aqua, green, to deep blueish in colours.
Sacred Kingfisher - juvenile
A cute wee fluff ball, Canterbury NZ
Adult , Brooklands - Christchurch
Crab toss! Brooklands Canterbury
Kingfisher just bashed one the claws off the mud crab.
A real charmer, Brooklands Canterbury
New Zealand Sacred Kingfisher
New Zealand Kingfisher
The beautiful colours of the dorsal view!
A blueish toned kingfisher
With a big mud crab!
Juvenile preening after a few dips in the Estuary, Brooklands.
Juvenile preening after a few dips in the Estuary. Brooklands
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