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Devils feast

White-throated Kingfisher and ground skink.
It was a rainy day so, I was not expecting much. But, I got this nice surprise within a few minutes.
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White-throated Kingfisher and ground skink.
It was a rainy day so, I was not expecting much. But, I got this nice surprise within a few minutes.

I went to the garden within the apartment, I felt a bird landing just above my head. I just looked up and I saw this Kingfisher with its prey pierced in its beak. I didn't get a chance to move.
I observed the whole act till that poor ground skink went down its throat. (through the viewfinder).
It banged that poor thing till it gave up... and tossed it up in the air and slowly gulped it down its throat.

Disgusting feeling.

Home, Pune, India
The rainy season, 2018
RAW: DSC_1433
Kingfisher 27-28 cm
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Keefyboy Platinum
 
Keefyboy October 01, 2018
I often see these Kingfishers by the river Sal when I go to South Goa. Fantastic shot. :-)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman October 01, 2018
Thanks Keith. :) 5 species of Kingfisher are found in Goa.. I hope you must be enjoying Goa tour a lot. Goa is so lively..
Roenolog
 
Roenolog October 09, 2018
I see we use almost the same combination, only I have the Nikon D5200 coupled with the Nikkor 200-500mm lens.
Do you know what species of Kingfisher this one is?
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman October 09, 2018
Really nice to know this ... :) And this in the pic is White throated Kingfisher.
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keepclicking October 20, 2018
Brilliant
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman October 20, 2018
Thank you Phil.. :)
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CURUTCHET March 14, 2019
this is a tremendous shot
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman March 14, 2019
:) Thanks Jean Luc.
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