Zoo Kingfisher

11 posts / 0 new
Last post
timrp's picture
Zoo Kingfisher

Here is a Forest Kingfisher at taronga zoo in Sydney. It is a beautiful bird but it would be a lot better to see one in the wild, I hope to see one soon! It is awesome being so close to the birds though, you can see all the details and colours of their plumage so well.

Rick N
Rick N's picture

Lovely shot Tim, beautiful colouring.

pacman's picture

he's a clean bird


TheBirdLover's picture

What a beautiful bird! Great shot,Tim.

I agree,it would be lovely to see one these in the wild and their colours are so blue and beautiful. On the plus side though you do get to study closely at the zoo without having to worry about them flying away or being really far off.


HelloBirdy's picture

Wow, yes, brilliant colours!

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

vas's picture

What brilliant colours this Kingfisher has and you have captured them well.

Reflex's picture

That's a fantastic photograph you've taken Tim! 

Samford Valley Qld.

Devster's picture

Great photo Tim. I love these little guys. I ams o lucky to have them at work and get to see them all the time.

Annie W
Annie W's picture

Oh agree totally with comments above, you'e preserved the rich colouration beautifully Tim.  I have yet to see one in the wild in Tas too, although plenty of others have - I need some fresh birding spots, lol.

West Coast Tasmania


Nice, is that a hint of deep blue in its eyes, or is it reflection perhaps.   Who needs museums to stuff birds when there are photographers like you. thanks. 

Ipswich Shire Eastern flanks

timrp's picture

Thanks everyone! Jason, I think it is probably just the reflection from its own feathers.

 and   @birdsinbackyards
                 Subscribe to me on YouTube