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Monday, January 16, 2012

Striped Kingfisher, and that makes seven.

Brown hooded, Grey headed, Pygmee, Malachite, Dwarf, Mangrove, Pied and now... the Striped kingfisher!!
Striped kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)
Early afternoon, walking on the west side of the forest we spotted the very first Striped kingfisher for the area. To be fair, Klara reported to have spotted what she thought could be a striped kingfisher about a month ago but she wasn't completely confident about the ID. This time we were... look for the little stripes on it's belly and the Zorro-like eye-mask.
Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)