A water kingfisher widely distributed across Africa and Asia. The Pied kingfishers live along streams, lakes, rivers, canals, bays, and floodlands. Like most kingfishers, he has a large head, small body, small feet, and long, dagger-like bill. They have distinctive black and white coloration, spotted on the wings, and a black crown on the head. The Pied kingfisher feeds mainly on fish, although it will take crustaceans and large aquatic insects such as dragonfly.