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Sulawesi Dwarf


Posted by Des on Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:28 am

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You may be surprised to know that there are a number of Kingfishers that do not actually fish. These species live in the forest and feed predominantly on insects and small reptiles.

This Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx fallax) for example, is one such species. As the name suggests, it is endemic to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It was not very easy to photograph due to its size. There were lots of clambering around undulating terrain. But with some patience, we're eventually rewarded with the brilliance of this little gem. 
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by Sandeep Chakraborty on Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:47 am
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Amazing colours !! Striking image, congrats
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:44 am
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Beautiful bird and image.
 

by david fletcher on Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:35 pm
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Super shot of this beautiful KF. Love the info. Great Head angle and comp Des.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:37 pm
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Amazing colours and iridescence, Des! it looks radioactive with those glowing flashes - especially the blues. A beautiful image of this stunning little kf!

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by ADKShooter on Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:35 pm
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A stunning looking miniature kingfisher captured in a very flattering pose. Terrific work and well worth your effort to get this image.
 

by paul fletcher on Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:19 pm
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Beautiful photo, Des - the colours are stunning, and everything else about the image, is superb. The info on the Kingfisher was a nice extra to the photograph, as well.
 

by Cindy Marple on Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:39 pm
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The colors in this bird are incredible! What a lovely image, the green background sets the bird off really well.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:08 pm
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Beautiful Kingfisher species and thanks for the information on their diet, it was new to me.
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by himadri roy on Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:12 pm
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Outstanding photograph.
 

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