Kingfishers are renowned for perching on powerlines or fence posts, in a predominant place, awaiting their prey. They scan the area for food and then suddenly dart or dive catching their prey in their long, strong beaks. They batter their prey to death and consume it whole and later regurgitate all the indigestible parts.
Their nests are unusual and are made in clay banks or in rotten logs. The Kingfisher dives beak first into the bank or log to make a hole and keeps repeating this performance until the hole is sufficiently big to perch in, then hollows out a tunnel that can be used year after year. They lay 4-5 broad, white eggs with generally two or three chicks surviving.
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