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 Post subject: Kingfisher Striped
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:50 pm 
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I think your little bird is going to into a Woodland Kingfisher. I am no expert though


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:04 am 
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Told you I was no expert. On second thought it looks more like a Striped Kingfisher, streaked crown, white neck and the black band through the eye. The bill is dark above and red below. They are the smaller of the Kingfisher clan (should have been a dead give away for someone as untrained as I)

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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Hi Tionet,
I think your first instinct was the correct one, this is a Woodland Kingfisher. The upper part of the bill is red and the lower part black (diagnostic) while in the Striped Kingfisher it's the other way round (upper- black, lower - red). The striped kingfisher has a brown back while your birdy shows blue. The general colouration of the striped is similar to and can be confused with Brownhooded -.
Lovely pic, btw! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Saw this in Marakele this past weekend. I would like it to be a Striped Kingfisher. I think it is because of its black and red bill, and the fact that it looks whiter than a Brown-hooded. Am I correct?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Striped Kingfisher :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Yay!!! :dance: Thanks Batmad!

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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This little guy with some breakfast was seen in KTP in Jan.

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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This one is in Marakele in Feb

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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Beautiful :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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Thanks. Lucky with the light and view. Easily the best of my striped kingfishers :)


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Saw one yesterday ay Lake Panic (a lifer) but too far away for a photo. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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What do you mean when you say 'lifer'??


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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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A "lifer" is the first time ever ever ever that you have seen one anywhere!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Striped
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Ah, ok and thanks. Then this was a lifer for me as well, but then I saw quite a few in Marakele :)


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