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animalworld: INDIGO BANDED KINGFISHER - Alcedo cyanopecta

©Romy Ocon, Philippine Wild Birds
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands.
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Source
Other posts:
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Indian Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher

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animalworldINDIGO BANDED KINGFISHER - Alcedo cyanopecta

©Romy Ocon, Philippine Wild Birds

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands.

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Source

Other posts:

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Indian Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher

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magicalnaturetour: White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
(photo by Alkassim on Flickr)  :)

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magicalnaturetour: White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

(photo by Alkassim on Flickr)  :)

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fairy-wren: White-throated Kingfisher makes lunch of a Keelback Snake
(photo by birdie)

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fairy-wren: White-throated Kingfisher makes lunch of a Keelback Snake

(photo by birdie)

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fairy-wren: lilac kingfisher  (photo by eddylynx)

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fairy-wren: lilac kingfisher  (photo by eddylynx)

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fairy-wren:Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) aka Black-backed Kingfisher 
(photo by kampang)

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fairy-wren:Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) aka Black-backed Kingfisher 

(photo by kampang)

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fairy-wren:  american pygmy kingfisher (photo via tropicalbirding)

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fairy-wren:  american pygmy kingfisher (photo via tropicalbirding)

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by Walton Ford     (via: Juxtapoz)

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by Walton Ford     (via: Juxtapoz)

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).
This guy let me get to within minimum working distance with my 50mm.
He lent slowly forward, and had a “nibble” at the lens.

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).

This guy let me get to within minimum working distance with my 50mm.

He lent slowly forward, and had a “nibble” at the lens.

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emuwren: The White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrensis, is a tree kingfisher, here seen with a Ringed Centipede, widely distributed in Eurasia and Bulgaria .

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emuwren: The White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrensis, is a tree kingfisher, here seen with a Ringed Centipede, widely distributed in Eurasia and Bulgaria .