kingfisher

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oconnore51
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kingfisher

I saw a kingfisher at the local greenway/canal sitting on a fence.  I have recently spilt water on my camera and think that it is destroyed, and i could have got great pictures!  It is very rare to see one here in inner suburban sydney and so i was very pleased.

  But am unsure if it is a Azure Kingfisher or Sacred.  It was small, it had orange under parts, not bright, and white around its neck, and a blue stripe down its back, the blue was not all over. It had rusty red or orange on its head, about the beak.  It may have been a juvenile??

Any ideas appreciated.  Thanks

Antoni
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From what you have said, especially the white collar and a rusty colour near the beak, I'd say it was a Sacred Kingfisher. I  can't be sure though.

oconnore51
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Thanks Antoni, I agree. After a bit more research and noting that the colour was a turquoise blue, I think a Sacred Kingfisher. Thanks for the confirmation.

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