All Things Great and Small.........

All Things Great and Small………

Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti

Not all the wildlife in the Masai Mara is large, predatory or migratory.

This little guy is a highly territorial bird which will chase off not only others of the same species, but also shrikes, doves and rollers. The territory may be up to three hectares (7.4 acres) in size, and hold 100 tall trees. It is surveyed from a treetop by its owner, who sings from before dawn intermittently until after midday.

This image was captured in the Masai Mara conservancy, south west Kenya, East Africa.

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