The Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) is a small bird, 10" (25cm) and a common Kingfisher, frequenting lakes, dams, rivers creeks, estuaries and coastal lagoons.
The Pied Kingfisher is often seen hovering over waters and is far from shy. Pairs and family parties are often seen together. Males have two black bands across their chests, while females have just one.
Found throughout Kenya, they are also common throughout south-eastern Europe, southern Asia, to China - and throughout Africa.