The Alcedinidae’s (Kingfishers) usually sit on low branches to look for fish that are near the top of the water. They have an unusual adaptation which is to compensate for the water's refraction and reflection as they search for prey underwater. This makes the fish look closer to the surface than it is.Then, once they spot a fish the dive in beck first and catch it. Then, they come back to the branch and eat the fish whole. Lastly, they cough up the bone of the fish and spit it out. Although, sometimes they miss because they can’t swim. Though, due to water level rising the kingfisher will have to learn how to swim to catch the fish at the bottom. Also, they would have to sit on higher branches.The kingfisher has a lot of work to do in the future!
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