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robinb44 says: Rainbirder took this fantastic photo of an African pygmy-kingfisher (Ispidina picta or aka Ceyx pictus) in the Gambian 'Abuko Forest Reserve'. This is really a sharp photo of a tiny African kingfisher. Thanks Rainbirder.
robinb44 says: Isn't this a great photo of a male Belted Kingfisher. That sparkle in the eye and the punk hair-do does him well. The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) was once depicted on the Canadian $5 bill, and you know, this looks like the same bird :o). Thanks ReinhardG.
robinb44 says: This excellent photo of a Ringed Kingfisher [Megaceryle torquata] taken by davidcreebirder in southern Texas. This is the northern range for this large kingfisher that resides throughout Central America and South America.
robinb44 says: Barbara J H took this excellent photo of a Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) while at an Australian zoo. This tri-colored kingfisher is found in Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Indonesia and a few other places in SE Asia.
robinb44 says: What a great looking little kingfisher is this Banded Kingfisher [Lacedo pulchella] of se Asia. (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos. Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Brunei) Apparently it is the only member of its genus, Lacedo. It has a bright red bill and a beautiful blue banded back and rufus breast. It measures about 20 cm or about 8 inches long. Just a great photo by BeN_DuncAN. Thanks.
robinb44 says: I don't think there is any kingfisher that could more colorful than this kingfisher with the banal name of Common Kingfisher [Alcedo atthis] but in certain locales it is known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher. It has a wide distribution throughout Europe, Southern Asia and northern Africa. It is a small kingfisher about the size of a sparrow. Thanks Sara-D for this very good photo.
robinb44 says: The Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) has a wide distribution over much of Africa and southern Arabia as it is a dry-country kingfisher. Strangely, unlike most kingfishers it is not aquatic. This great photo was supplied by fveronesi1. Thank you.
robinb44 says: That is a fantastic photo of a very colorful member of the Alcedinidae family although it is not a lot different than the Common kingfisher in color and size. This is the Blue-eared kingfisher [Alcedo meninting] of South Asia. Thank you myrontay for this sharp photo.
robinb44 says: This is a great photo of the Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) of tropical Africa. It is a medium sized kingfisher that is known for vigorously defending its territory. Thanks Robert Wienland for the excellent photo.
robinb44 says: Here is a great photo of the Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona) which is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is threatened due to habitat loss. Thanks for the excellent photo hanifridzuan.
robinb44 says: The Indigo-banded Kingfisher [Alcedo cyanopecta] is a beautiful little kingfisher that is endemic to the Philippines in se Asia. The single breast band indicates this is a female. They are small, generally about 5.5 inches long. This delightful photo was provided by neon2rosell. Thank you.
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