Pied kingfisher
Appearance
The only wholly black-and-white kingfisher in the region. It frequently hovers over water before diving to seize a fish.
Male has a double breast band. Female has a single, incomplete breast band. Juvenile resembles female.
Habitat
Any open stretch of fresh water, coastal lagoons and tidal rock pools.
Call
A rattling twitter and a sharp, high-pitched 'chik-chik'.

Names
(en) Pied kingfisher
(sc) Ceryle rudis
(nl) Bonte ijsvogel
(af) Bontvisvanger