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The Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella) is a medium-sized kingfisher with back and tail banded in black, hence giving it its name. The male as pictured here with crown and back metallic blue, forehead and mask rufous or black and pale buff below, and one of few kingfishers with pale, yellow-brown iris.

This striking and incredibly beautiful kingfisher was photographed about a month or so ago near a small town called Ayer Keroh in Melaka, Peninsular Malaysia, in a mosquito-infested swampland. Unfortunately, the local authorities have decided to start clearing the land to make way for urban developments, and by the time you read this, this beautiful bird has lost its home forever.

Kingfisher info courtesy of Answers.com
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful.
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katiriot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
will be or has been used here: animaladdiction.tumblr.com/
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FauxHead Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird!
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Cristal-circus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
haha, i've never seen an animal with such ridiculous colours as this one :) fabulous.
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kimvanderveeke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Photographer
Great photo! Really nice, beautiful bird too!
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kanes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
fantastic!
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AriesCT Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
great shot! It's sad to know that its home was gone forever because of urban development.
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dutchshun Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
What beautiful colours,
and a stunning capture.
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Yes it is a stunning bird. :)
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:icondutchshun:
dutchshun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
My congrats to your gallery,
especially the beautiful bird photography is really awesome. :)
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:icongarion:
garion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you again for the kind compliments! It means a lot to me. :)
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:icondutchshun:
dutchshun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
:)
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:iconkkool:
kkool Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007   Photographer
you captured its personality so well ;p
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:icongarion:
garion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
10q. =D One can never get enough of these kingfishers!
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FlyingPurplePig Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Great capture of a crazy cool looking bird! Vibrant colors, great clarity/detail.
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nitsch Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007   Photographer
Stunning photo! The colours, pose and focus are all spot on! Nice work! :)
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garion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oops sorry I meant Nick! Darn mind wasn't thinking right.
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:iconnitsch:
nitsch Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007   Photographer
LOL no worries mate! :)
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garion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much Kevin! Glad you like it. :)
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europhoto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
wonderful shot, pinsharp eye with great eye contact!
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garion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank, my friend, appreciate your comments greatly! :)
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Ornigazmicus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
SO...COOL...:drool: Great capture. :D
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garion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, amazing looking bird don't you think. I was happy to capture him on my sensor. =D Thanks!
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Ornigazmicus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
As am I. Very nicely done I'd say... :D Oh, and you're welcome :laughing:
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Puccho Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
that's a really pretty bird!
you're like a professional!

:)
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:icongarion:
garion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, appreciate your comments! No, I'm not a professional, this is just a hobby for me. :)
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