As their name suggests, most Kingfishers eat fish and dive beak first for their primary prey into the rivers, lakes, or streams of their habitat. The exception would be members of the Halcyonidae family, or Tree Kingfishers, which inhabit more woody habitats and prey mostly on invertebrates and small mammals.
|Chadder, the Laughing Kookaburra, is a member of the Halcyonidae family. (photo by Jessica Bunke)|
|Sacred Kingfisher (wikipedia.org)|
Be sure to visit the World Bird Sanctuary where you may see Chadder the Laughing Kookaburra once our St. Louis weather warms enough for him to be housed outside. Chadder can be found in his display enclosure down the walking trail behind the Kathryn G. Favre Wildlife Hospital. If you're lucky you may hear his distinctive call.