Friday, January 29, 2010

Green Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher, originally uploaded by Hannibals Animals.

This guy proved to be quite elusive as most kingfishers are, but success was had after too many failures by approaching from a newer angle. Interesting note, he didn't chatter at all when fleeing, but I did hear him once in the distance.

The Green Kingfisher is smaller than the Belted Kingfisher and lacks the large white spot in the wing and in front of the eye.

Interestingly, the males have a chestnut breast band, not the female.


Montanagirl said...

Oh, I'd love to get close to one of those! Great shots. Occasionally we do see a few of these around the creeks and lakes. Except the ones we see are the Belted Kingfishers. Nice work!

TSannie said...

He's a beauty. (I see the chestnut breast band.)

jalynn01 said...

No mistaking a kingfisher..this one looks like you took one of our belted KF and colored him green! How beautiful he is.

The Bc Motmot below is also beautiful. I love his 'blue crown' and his tail feathers that at first glance appear to be pulling out.

I'm so enjoying your photos, Hannibal! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. I have only seen them in books, the pictures are better.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He's quite an impressive bird.

Eve said...

Just beautiful Hannibal!

radio controlled helicopters said...

Wild life photography is my hobby. But still I can not take any photographs of Kingfisher. The photographs that you shared with us is really nice but want to know that from what distance, you have click the camera. Because it looks somehow closer.