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Pygmy Kingfisher

Pygmy Kingfisher
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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-23 0:52
Viewed: 1862
Points: 8
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The last species of Kingfisher from my Tanzania-trip
I'm gonna present for you here.

The African Pygmy Kingfisher is approximately 1213 cm in length. A very small kingfisher with rufous underparts and a blue back extending down to the tail. The dark blue crown of the adult separates it from the African Dwarf Kingfisher. The smaller size and violet wash on the ear coverts distinguish it from the similar Malachite Kingfisher.
The natalensis subspecies occurring in the south of the range has paler underparts and a blue spot above the white ear patch. Juveniles have less extensive violet on their ear coverts and a black rather than orange bill. Usually found singly or in pairs. Secretive and unobtrusive. The call is a high-pitched insect-like "tsip-tsip" given in flight. The African Pygmy-Kingfisher is found in woodland, savanna and coastal forest. Being insectivorous, it is not bound to water.

Hope you like it!

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Hello Roony,
Another beautiful picture of a KF.I haven't seen this species here in our area.Well captured with sharp focus on subject,with splendid colour.Green blurry BG isolated the subject well.Catching light on eye made it attractive,
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Keep posting and show beautiful species from your country,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-23 3:42]

Waaw Ronny,what a details and what a colors,a magnificent face to face with this beautiful kingfisher,i like a lot these birds and you collection is truly fantastic.Have a nice Snday and thanks,Luciano

Outstanding capture of this cute little Kingfisher from Tanzania, Ronny. It is a flawless image from frontal perspective with very eye-catching colours.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hello Roony,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔很新奇 這個角度也很棒 照的很可愛漂亮
光線亮麗 整體都很清楚 很美麗的作品
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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