Kingfisher in flight
Common kingfisher. High-speed photograph of a common kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, flying towards its nest with a fish in its bill. This small bird lives and hunts around rivers, nesting in an upward-sloping tunnel in a bank (as seen) near water. A fast and agile flier, it watches the water from a perch and dives to catch small fish and crustaceans with its long bill. It is found in Europe, much of Asia and parts of Africa.
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Bonellis eagles, artwork
Bonelli's eagles, artwork. Male and female Bonelli's eagles (Aquila fasciata) and their chick in a nest on a rockface. These large birds of prey breed in southern Europe, Africa and across the Indian Subcontinent to Indonesia.
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Swallow chicks. Four swallow (Hirundo rustica) chicks in their nest, calling for food. A breeding pair of swallows build a nest from mud and grass and line it with feathers. The female lays a clutch of 3 to 7 eggs, which both parents incubate until they hatch between 13 to 15 days later. Both parents feed the chicks, which remain in the nest for about 20 days. Swallows usually raise two broods of chicks during the summer. Photographed in the UK.
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