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Old March 11th, 2016, 08:12 PM
Pao Dolina Pao Dolina is offline
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The indigo-banded kingfisher (Ceyx cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and C. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the southern silvery kingfisher of the southern Philippines.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_kingfisher

Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do%C3%...nidad,_Bulacan

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Old March 11th, 2016, 11:07 PM
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What on earth is it eating?
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Old March 12th, 2016, 03:51 AM
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Asher, I'd say it's a small fish.
Looks like it's smoking a cigar though. Cool shot.
Pao, you are getting some beautiful shots. How much time are you spending in the forest?
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Old March 12th, 2016, 08:40 AM
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Waiting for the bird? 5 mins? It keeps to a schedule and we know where the nest is as it is breeding season.

The KF was waiting to feed its mate with the wee lil fishy it has in its mouth.
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Old March 12th, 2016, 04:49 PM
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Wonderful shot of a gorgeous little fellow.
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Old March 13th, 2016, 01:20 PM
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Thanks Jim


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Old March 25th, 2016, 05:28 PM
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I went back to photograph that bird again, but this time with a hide.

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Sadly, it was a no show.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 05:46 PM
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Pao,

What made you think it would come to this place? Is this where it was fishing previously? Also how long do you sit there?

Is that blind commercially available and it must be hot!!

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Pao,

What made you think it would come top this place? Is this where it was fishing previously? Also how long do you sit there?

Is that blind commercially available and it must be hot!!

Asher
What do you mean by "come to this place"? Do you mean to visit? A fellow bird photog reported a sighting of this bird at the dry bed of the falls.

If you meant how I knew it'll hang on a certain perch then the white bird droppings on the river wall are an indication of where it stalks its prey.

We normally wait an hour. This time we arrived at 8am and stayed until 11am.

An explanation why the kingfisher was a no show was because of holiday-level volume of tourists visited the area that day because of Holy Week.

The 'birding site' is originally famous for its cave system called Puning Cave and tourists visits the area for that.

So imagine Disneyland record crowds and a karaoki machine blaring in the background.

The blind is commercially available from Bangkok.

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Indigo-banded kingfisher (Ceyx cyanopectus) by alabang, on Flickr

The indigo-banded kingfisher (Ceyx cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and C. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the southern silvery kingfisher of the southern Philippines.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_kingfisher

Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do%C3%...nidad,_Bulacan

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Bump for eating fish whole!

How does that work?

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