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Forest/ Sacred KINGFISHER



These little Kingfishers have me confused. They do not fit the description for either type. I have previously posted a picture of a Forest Kingfisher who have a very distinct white spot before their nose, missing from these. However they don't accurately fit the description for the Sacred Kingfisher either.

Forest/ Sacred KINGFISHER



These little Kingfishers have me confused. They do not fit the description for either type. I have previously posted a picture of a Forest Kingfisher who have a very distinct white spot before their nose, missing from these. However they don't accurately fit the description for the Sacred Kingfisher either.

comments (19)

I wouldn't know the difference - they are so beautiful whatever they are! Nice capture!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2014, 05:55
Whatever they are, they are smart little birds
C'est une belle capture ! je crois que se sont des guêpier d'Europe, il n'y en pas où je vis. Ce sont de beaux oiseaux.
This is a beautiful capture! I think were of European bee-eater, there are not where I live. These are beautiful birds.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2014, 06:36
I can't help you with identification Aussie but it's a lovely group portrait
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Jan 2014, 07:30
So this is on your hills hoist they sure looke like a king fisher
Aussie: Kingfishers for sure but I was not sure with type but now I think teenage sacred that dont have all the colour on chest yet.
Beautiful little birds Aussie. Very different from our kingfisher in colour but not in shape!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jan 2014, 08:19
Hmmm. But they're birds of feather and they've stuck together! I love them, Aussie, whatever they are.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jan 2014, 08:44
I looked up descriptions and example picture. This is the sacred kingfisher. The other one has the white spot and is a white and blue bird. This one is turquoise and has a distinctive white collar. Just a little help from a seasoned birder smile
Aussie: my book showed a solid yellow spot where the forest Kingfisher has his very white spot. this put e off as well as a solid yellow chest. now I'm very please to have you confirm the sacred because now I have a picture of both.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 29 Jan 2014, 09:00
They do look great Aussie.
I'm amazed you got to shoot three and so close, as you were. I see our native kingfisher frequently while fishing and they are like darts, passing by!
Aussie: I think I was very lucky as usually they are gone before I can even think of grabbing my camera. They only come into town when it hasn't rained for some time. also it was very windy and i think this was distracting them so they didn't notice me at the window
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 29 Jan 2014, 10:36
Perhaps they are baby kookaburras. (grin)
wonder what they are saying to each other..
Maureen and I have always wanted to see a Kingfisher and never have to date, your so fortunate to get three in one go, and the 2 and 1 grouping is supposed to be an artistic ideal, or so I'm told!
Aussie: not very artistic choice of perch
Such a pretty blue tail on the lone kingfisher.
They look great Aussie. What a blue!
Aussie: it's a beautiful colour no saturation boost required on these little birds
it doesen't matter what they are called Aussie... they are beautiful and wonderful to watch when they are on the hunt... ot fishgrin
....petersmile

it's good to see you online again....petersmile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jan 2014, 21:23
Amazing picture, love the three stooges... I never saw a Kingfisher in real life....
Welcome back smile
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 30 Jan 2014, 09:08
"Don't talk to him, he ate all the food yesterday, so we made him sit on his own"
brilliant composition. i like the 3 of them and also that you can see the front and rear of them.

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