Identified by it's black & white plumage. It has two distinctive, unique qualities.
Firstly it hunts fish by hovering in a stationary position over the water and then dives down bill first, when it spots it's prey. Secondly it does not carry it's prey to a perch, but enjoys it's meal in flight.
Not at all strikingly beautiful like it's colorful counterpart, the Malachite Kingfisher, but the message of the Pied Kingfisher is that we dare to live our own, unique story. That we do not compare ourselves to others. That we hover in faith over opportunities in life, waiting for the right moment. That we dive in head-first with purpose and determination. That we break the surface bearing our prize. Always bearing in mind that this world is just a temporary perch. That life on earth becomes so much more meaningful when our focus are in Heavenly Realms.