The Grey-headed kingfisher – (Halcyon leucocephala) found scrub and woodland, solitary or in pairs, often found near water, but unlike most kingfishers is not aquatic. This one was taken in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Perches on a branch, and unmoving for long periods (which helped get this shot) while watching the ground for signs of insects or small lizards, bobbing its head before diving on prey. In appearance it is like the brow-hooded kingfisher but with a red rather than red and black bill and is similar to the woodland kingfisher. They can be found throughout tropical and semi-tropical Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
Nikon D850; AF-S NIKKOR 800 mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens at 800mm; 1/1000 sec at f8; ISO 5000.