Striped kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti) with its catch, Ngala, South Africa
This was a new bird for me, and I had to search to find out what it was. It belongs to the family of tree kingfishers (as opposed to water or river kingfishers). It is highly territorial, with a large territory, and eats mostly insects (as seen here), especially grasshoppers. I found this one in the trees near a hyena den. This is the far southern edge of its range, and away from its preferred habitat, which is probably why it wasn't in my 'Wildlife of Southern Africa' book.