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Posted by gregc on Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:10 am

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Male Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Tanysiptera Sylvia) captured today. The females are in the nest (termite mounds on the rainforest floor), chick should hatch soon at this elevation. These are a seasonal visitor, coming in the wet season to nest, worst time for light... I'd normally add some flash for these, but was just out looking for potential active nests, hopefully this site will allow opportunities. The male has longer streamers than the female, by about 3-5cm.

ISO5000, 600mm, f4, 1/250, by Canon.

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:33 am
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A lovely sighting of this little beauty, Greg - let's hope you get many more while they're nesting in the area.

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by peter makuch on Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:17 am
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a nice presentation of this handsome kingfisher and bg works well here.
 

by Gene Gwin on Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:47 am
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gregc, Excellent job handling the light conditions.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:04 pm
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Great find and great-looking bird, good luck finding the offspring soon.
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by david fletcher on Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:24 pm
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Super framing and composition Greg. Like the info you gave. nice one.
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by Karl Egressy on Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:49 pm
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Nice looking colorful bird and a lovely image of it.
 

by paul fletcher on Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:55 pm
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Another fine image, Greg !
 

by ADKShooter on Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:42 pm
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A truly interesting looking bird in its natural habitat. Looking forward to seeing more as the nesting season progresses.
 

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