May 24, 2011

The Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) 15.5 - 16.5 cm

A much sort after bird by birders and bird photographers the Blue-eared Kingfisher is the rarer of the Kingfisher family. Always a challenge to photograph at close range, hence a stake-out is the best way to get crisp and detailed shots of this beautiful blue-orange 'rocket' when in-flight.

Posted below are recent photos which are improved shots from those taken on previous occasions.