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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: 2011-06-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 2:08
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Points: 8
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Rufous-Backed Kingfisher
(Ceyx rufidorsa)
Size: 14 cm
Location: Ulu Langat (KL) / Panti Forest Reserve (Johor)

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.

Whistling chi-chip call.

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.

A scarce resident in South Thailand, Malaysia and Brunei but extinct in Singapore.

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Nicely captured, subject well isolated by the big lens and wide aperture, good colour and detail and the lizard adds a point of interest. Well done.

Very interesting bird. He has a wonderfully colorful plumage. Interesting is also a very large beak for the whole body. Fantastic moment of the shot. Great photo.

Hi Ang,

The pic is excellent as the detail are very clear and the subject is sharp. The POV, DOF, BG, colour, lighting and catch light in the eye are truely well done.

Ang, great shot of this kingfisher with it's catch. Outstanding capture. Bill

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