Monday, November 3, 2008

Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher

Today we were so lucky and had the chance to see a Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher. This type of kingfisher is really rare to see, especially out here on an island. They tend to inhabit rainforests in north Queensland during the summer. So this one must be migrating from Papua New Guinea, and made a stop here on Crab Island. The vibrant colors (blue and gold feathers, with an orange beak) and characteristic long white tail are so remarkable to see.

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