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Mad Aussie
10-14-2011, 12:34 AM
Managed to snap a couple of Kingfisher shots this morning.

Sacred Kingfishers
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6045/6242705550_f3d579a8e3_b.jpg
Primarily a woodland kingfisher that occurs in mangroves, woodlands, forests, and river valleys of Australia.


Collared Kingfisher
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6229/6242188439_3575b2bfb1_b.jpg
A medium-sized kingfisher belonging to the family Halcyonidae, the tree kingfishers. It is also known as the White-collared Kingfisher or Mangrove Kingfisher. It has a wide range extending from the Red Sea across southern Asia and Australasia to Polynesia.

Yisehaq
10-14-2011, 03:21 AM
Very nice shot MA! I enjoy seeing and shooting Kingfishers!

Mad Aussie
10-14-2011, 04:43 AM
Very nice shot MA! I enjoy seeing and shooting Kingfishers!
Thanks. They are so hard to get that I'm usually happy if I get them at all :)

Iguanasan
10-14-2011, 08:55 AM
Nice catch. They look a little different from the local ones which are actually on our city's flag. Though I don't think I've ever seen an actual kingfisher in Halifax.

Mad Aussie
10-14-2011, 05:37 PM
Nice catch. They look a little different from the local ones which are actually on our city's flag. Though I don't think I've ever seen an actual kingfisher in Halifax.
Well if they are on your city flag you'd think they have to be around somewhere.

Iguanasan
10-14-2011, 05:42 PM
Well if they are on your city flag you'd think they have to be around somewhere.

You'd think, wouldn't you. There's tons of pigeons, starlings, and crows. I've also seen lots of blue jays, sparrows, chickadees, robins, and recently a few grackles. As a harbour town we have plenty of seagulls and cormorants. I've even seen a few wood peckers from time to time but I can't ever remember seeing a king fisher. Mind you, I may not have always been looking as closely as I have the last few years since I've gotten back into photography.

XPWizard
10-16-2011, 10:04 AM
Nice shots, interesting colours on them.

Mad Aussie
10-16-2011, 06:07 PM
Nice shots, interesting colours on them.
Thanks XP :)