Bird catches up to 50 minnows a day...

 There's nothing anyone could teach this kingfisher about hunting for food.

The colourful bird caught up to 50 unsuspecting minnows a day, diving into the water and scooping them up with its dagger-like beak.

At one point it even snared a young frog from the pond and took it away for her dinner.

As well as being an adept flyer, the female bird also illustrated her swimming skills as some of the wonderful underwater shots show.

The action photographs were captured by eagle-eyed nature cameraman Manfred Delph near his home in Gudensberg, Germany.

He watched the white-throated kingfisher for days hidden under a camouflage tent so he could be close to it as she hunted her prey.

Delph said: 'Kingfishers always come to this pond so they can hunt all the little fish in it.

'It is a lucrative source of food for the birds.The kingfishers like these ponds because the are like warm springs, and even in the coldest weather the water doesn't freeze over.

'These are certainly some of the best photographs I have taken.'

Source : dailymail


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