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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kingfisher with Newt


Just managed to get this photo of the female Kingfisher this afternoon  with what looks like a newt, what type I don`t know but the orange and yellow markings on newts' undersides are a warning to predators that they may be poisonous to eat. (This one could be a Palmite or Great Crested)
After struggling with it a minute or so it dropped it so don`t know if it wriggled free or the Kingfisher thought this is a no.no. and let it go.

2 comments:

Bruce said...

Hi Chris the opinion is that the newt is a smooth newt.
See: http://www.herpetofauna.co.uk/forum/a-newt_topic4055.html

streetburner said...

Thanks for the ID Bruce.