This colorful guy was looking down for a while and let us get pretty close in our boat... then, suddenly, a quick splash and...

This colorful guy was looking down for a while and let us get pretty close in our boat... then, suddenly, a quick splash and...
Species: Brown-winged Kingfisher   Pelargopsis amauroptera
Author: Don Gato
Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Added to IBC: 31 Mar 2009 - 11:30
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...he came out with a huge shrimp.Common bird around the mangroves as you pass in a boat... however, pretty skittish and not easy for an image.

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Citation

Don Gato, IBC943225. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/943225.

Extended version
Don Gato, IBC943225. Photo of Brown-winged Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera at Krabi, Thailand. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/943225.

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