Yet another lifer for me and simply one of the most gorgeous birds I ever shot recently, the diminutive but brilliantly coloured Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca), also known as the Oriental dwarf-kingfisher. This tiny bugger only measures about 12cm in length from tip of beak to tail!
The rare appearance of this bird sparked a mini flurry of activity from the local nature and bird-watchers, and I went down to the locality thrice before I finally managed to nail this elusive bird. I was absolutely thrilled to say the least!
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More info on the kingfisher below (from Wiki):
The Black-backed Kingfisher is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. Small red and yellow kingfisher, yellow underparts with bluish-black upperparts. This is a widespread resident of lowland forest. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.