How African pied kingfishers hover

This 14 December 2019 video, recorded in Zambia, says about itself:

Why Hovering is a Key Skill for the Pied Kingfisher

The pied kingfisher is the largest bird in the world that is able to hover without using air currents. This means it doesn’t need a perch to hunt for fish, but can do so from the middle of a lake.

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