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Azure Kingfisher

Alcedo azurea

Description:

Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea) is a small kingfisher (17-19 cm) locally common in Australia.

Habitat:

On the Daintree river perched on an over-hanging tree branch.

Notes:

This photo was taken at dawn, when the bird was still inactive.

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4 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

They are stunning little birds, and this one let us get quite close. I've seen the Little kingfisher, lots, but always from a distance. And I've only seen the Sacred kingfisher in New Zealand. We get Laughing Kookaburras (the largest kingfisher) in our yard most days. I was trying to get a good shot of one yesterday, but my "assistant" (aka my giant puppy) chased it off before I got close.

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

Beautiful kingfisher!

peter
peter 6 years ago

This is great, Lori. Thanks!

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Apologies for the blurry photo, there wasn't enough light and I didn't want to disturb the bird with a flash.

4873, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -16.23, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Sep 6, 2010
Submitted on Oct 19, 2010

Spotted for mission

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