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AMPHIBIAN-EATING BIRDS

Many species of birds relish amphibians, but none are exclusively amphibian eaters.

African Pygmy Kingfisher

frog in bill, near nest burrow

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African Pygmy Kingfisher      Ispidina picta
Republic of South Africa, along the Olifantspruit River, near Nylstroom, Limpopo Prov.

Black-crowned Night-Heron

gray treefrog in bill

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Black-crowned Night-Heron      Nycticorax nycticorax
USA; New York, Gateway National Recreation Area

Blacksmith Lapwing

eating frog

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Blacksmith Lapwing      Vanellus armatus
Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park

Common Greenshank

swallowing frog

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Common Greenshank      Tringa nebularia
Oman, Al Ansab

Common Kingfisher

salamander in bill

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Common Kingfisher      Alcedo atthis

Green Heron

frog in beak

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Green Heron      Butorides virescens
USA; Illinois, Chicago, Lincoln Park, North Pond

Least Grebe

with Rio Grande Leopard Frog

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Least Grebe      Tachybaptus dominicus
USA; Texas, Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Cameron Co.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

toad in beak

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher      Tyrannus forficatus
USA; Texas, Falcon Point Ranch

Southern Caracara

with frog in bill

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Southern Caracara      Caracara plancus
Brazil, Miranda M.S.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

feeding on Gulf Coast Toad, Incilius valliceps, series of 5

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron      Nyctanassa violacea
USA; Texas, Missouri City, Kitty Hollow County Park