Wearing a shaggy mohawk sets off their pure white chest flecked with jet black plumage in stunning style!
The crested kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris), is a very large kingfisher that has white plumage underneath which is flecked with black on the back and wings. This bird also has a black flecked chest, sometimes mixed with rufous. On the head is a very large shaggy crest that distinguishes it from the similarly black and white Pied Kingfisher.
The female of the species looks almost identical to the male.