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Kingfisher with unknown fish

Observed: 24th November 2010 By: frank horsford
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frank horsford's picture

kingfisher with unknown fish

I am new to ispot, i am trying to find out the type of fish that the kingfisher has caught. does anone know ?

jccurd's picture

Bullhead

Yes, judging by those distinctive fins the fish is a Bullhead (a.k.a. Miller's Thumb). Here's a useful fish-id link. There's nothing else with fins that shape.

Beautiful shot of a stunning bird, too. I think the Kingfisher is a female, judging by the red colouration of the lower bill.

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As jccurd says -

this is a really good photo. They're not that easy to catch, even when you know their favoured perches; and to get it in focus, with prey, and nicely composed, is quite an achievement.