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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: 2011-04-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-29 5:06
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Points: 12
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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. It’s 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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Hi Ang,
Congratulations for this capture.
colours and sharpness are impressive.
Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-29 7:02]

Excellent species and fine work. tfs.

Good action shot of a species of Kingfishers not seen frequently.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2011-04-29 7:12]

Une très belle image! J'aime la composition.
Des belles couleurs, une très bonne netteté et focus sur le sujet.
Des bons détails.


Excellent pose of the bird. Very well captured!

wonderful bird, excellent capture !

congratulations !

hi neighbour, great pic, TFS Ori

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