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About kingfishers...
« on: 02 March, 2019, 11:04:17 PM »
You've seen the documentaries... Kingfishers are Nature's great fishermen. Right?   A kingfisher sits on a branch over a stream.  It is eagle-eying the water below, then plunges...and comes up with a juicy fish in its beak.  Job done!   
Or is it?
My question is: How many times does your average kingfisher have to dive before it successfully prongs its lunch?  Do they strike lucky most of the time?  Half of the time?  Or do they have to keep diving relentlessly before it even catches a worthwhile tiddler?

Can anyone tell me the strike rate of a kingfisher fishing?
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