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Black-backed Kingfisher 01 by garion Black-backed Kingfisher 01 by garion
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.
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Ciameth Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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FauxHead Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing little kingfisher...love it!!!
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no-soap-was-harmed Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Amazing creature to see!
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kiki-lee7122 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student Writer
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful little bird - Well captured.
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Artist
fantastic colour ! what lens you used here please ?
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this in my journal :heart:
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nitsch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009   Photographer
Superb colours and great info.
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Tazzy- Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very pretty!
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