If you read the previous Blogs “CURSED YET ENCHANTING RIVER” and “COUPLED FOR LIFE” you will appreciate how Trees hang onto the Rocky Ravines of the Chambal River Basin in Rajasthan, India.
There you have it, the mystery has been unveiled, it is the cursed Chambal River which Flows from Madhya Pradesh through Rajasthan into the River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh.
You can just about discern the Rocky Crags in the background to which this lovely Tree holds onto for Survival.
The Indian Pied Kingfisher ( English) , Chitkabra kilkila (Hindi), Ceryle rudis ( Scientific Name) is an unusual and Beautiful Bird seen near clear water bodies in India.
They Inhabit or are native to a vast territory stretching from Turkey to China but are usually resident and do not migrate like the Demoiselle Cranes ( do check out my blogs THE WINTER GUESTS and THE FEAST)
This close up of the Plummage on the Chest reveals the Lovely Salt and Pepper Robes belongs to a Lady Angler.
If She was a He, there would have been a black band across the Chest instead of the two Blobs separated by White.
The local name in Hindi Chitkabra is a lovely means of describing the Black and White feathers of this Kingfisher which Hovers above the water before it swoops down on Fish.
The Long and Pointed Beak are extremely suitable for swooping up Fish from the pristine and clear waters of the River Chambal where I spotted this Lady Kingfisher with a Salt and Pepper Crest.
Making a wonderful perch at the end of a Twig, it tenuously clasps onto the end of the Branch while keeping a keen look out for Prey in the clear waters of the River Chambal in Rajasthan.
Is it not Enchanting that a Large River like the Chambal flows through the desert state of Rajasthan in India ?