Their immaculate white chest, flecked with jet-black feathers, is accentuated by their magnificent mohawk!
CONSIDER THE CRESTED KINGFISH
The crested kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris) is a very large kingfisher with white underplumage and black spots on the back and wings. This bird has a black-flecked chest that is occasionally blended with rufous. A big, shaggy crest on its head separates it from the equally black and white Pied Kingfisher.
The female of the species resembles the male in appearance.
Although she lacks the rufous tones that the male occasionally possesses.
This species is indigenous to portions of southern Asia, ranging from the Indian Subcontinent to Japan.
Typically, the Crested Kingfisher inhabits the mountains and foothills of resident nations. It can be spotted hunting fish and crayfish along small and large rivers.
During the breeding season, both sexes dig a burrow into a vertical bank in a forest using their beaks and feet. Four to seven eggs are deposited and incubated by the female alone. When chicks hatch, they are nourished by both parents until they are approximately 40 days old and can fly.
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