New Zealand Kingfisher with a mud crab
Adult , Brooklands - Christchurch
Crab toss! Brooklands Canterbury
Kingfisher just bashed one the claws off the mud crab.
New Zealand Sacred Kingfisher
New Zealand Kingfisher
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.
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
A bit stuffy but cute!
On alert to an aerial threat of a Harrier Hawk flying by - Brooklands
Keeping it's eye on the Harrier Hawk flying by - Brooklands
Tossing it's small mud crab!
Down the hatch it goes!
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