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Rufous-Backed Kingfisher


Rufous-Backed Kingfisher
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-09 5:34
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Points: 4
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Rufous-Backed Kingfisher
(Ceyx rufidorsa)
Size: 14 cm

Description:
Distinguished from Black-Backed Kingfisher by its paler wings; also note lack of black spot behind ear. Sometimes it included in Black-Backed Kingfisher as hybridization does occurs.

Voice:
Whistling chi-chip call.

Habits:
Strictly a forest bird, only occurring within primary and mature secondary rainforest in the lowlands. Shy; perches low. Itís usually seen flying low across the forest trail, like a tiny orange projectile, often near a small stream. The nest is built in a cavity in low earth embarkments.


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amazing kingfisher, TFS Ori

Hello Yong,
great photos, great POV, sharpness and contrast.
Congratulations and thanks
Hello Vanni

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