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Azure Kingfisher's digestion

(Ceyx [Alcedo] azurea)
Alternate name(s): "Blue Kingfisher", "Water Kingfisher", "River Kingfisher", "Purple Kingfisher"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "azurea": "nyimdjar" [eastern bundjalung]; "jiwunyu" [ngadjon]

Size: 17-19 cm
Weight: 25-50 g

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Here we present a small series of photos demonstrating the way an Azure Kingfisher's digestion works. Or shall we call it "Nature's Way"? All photos presented on this page were taken along the Daintree River, QLD, and have been kindly been contributed by J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours.

Step #1: Catch fish and eat it (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)

Step #2: Relax and digest fish (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)

Step #3: Cock tail (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)

Step #4: Phew! Relief.... (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)

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