Of the 114 species in the kingfisher family, most are very colorful. The rather amazing pied kingfisher, however, and which dives for its prey from a considerable height, is black and white with pretty spots and stripes. A territorial bird, the kingfishers that eat primarily fish will defend a preferred fishing spot. All kingfishers nest in cavities, some that are found, like holes in trees or in termite nests, but most are dug out of hillsides and mud-banks with tunnels ending in a slightly larger hole. The longest recorded tunnel was 28 feet long. Kookaburras are kingfishers. Nature is continually fascinating.