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Moving moments of kingfisher family

06-24-2010 09:37 BJT

BEIJING, June 23(Xinhuanet) -- Recently, British photographer and lifelong kingfisher enthusiast Charlie Hamilton James captured a set of photos which recorded the daily life of a kingfisher family inside their nest, according to British newspaper Daily Mail.

The kingfisher spots a fish below the surface and takes a premise aim (L) before entering the water like a dart by tucking in its wings to snap up its catch. (Photo Source: CRIOnline/Agencies)
The kingfisher spots a fish below the surface and takes a premise aim (L) 
before entering the water like a dart by tucking in its wings to snap up 
its catch. (Photo Source: CRIOnline/Agencies)

It was surprising that the kingfisher parents shared their childcare duties, just as human beings. They even fed their kids in turn.

Here's a look at those moving moments:

In the cosy confines of a riverbank nest, this dedicated female kingfisher feeds her eight-day-old chicks, one at a time, with fish such as minnows and sticklebacks.(Photo Source: CRIOnline/Agencies)
In the cosy confines of a riverbank nest, this dedicated female kingfisher 
feeds her eight-day-old chicks, one at a time, with fish such as minnows 
and sticklebacks.(Photo Source: CRIOnline/Agencies)

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