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Kingfishers

Order: Coraciiformes
Suborder: Alcedines - The Kingfishers

Species on page (9 out of around 90 species depicted)

Alcedinidae - river kingfishers (3 genera, 4 species depicted)
+ Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

+ Blue-eared kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)
+ Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla)
+ Pygmy kingfisher (Ceyx madagascariensis)

Halcyonidae - tree kingfishers (1 genera, 2 species depicted)
+ White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
+ Striped kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

Cerylidae - water kingfishers (2 genera, 3 species depicted)
+ Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
+ Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
+ Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima)

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Family: Alcedinidae
River Kingfishers

Posing grassfully

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Hobart
Canon 7Dmark2
August 29, 2015
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Kooky pose

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Hobart
Canon 7Dmark2
August 29, 2015
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Bookends

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Hobart, Tasmania
Canon 7Dmark2
August 28, 2015
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Kookaburra close

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia

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Beakful

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Hobart
Canon 7Dmark2
August 28, 2015
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Tasmania

Kookaburra

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
En route to Cradle Mountain
April 5, 2012

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when the joke falls flat

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
En route to Cradle Mountain
April 5, 2012

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Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla)

Australia

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Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla)
Daintree, Australia
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Pygmy kingfisher (Ceyx madagascariensis) >

Pygmy

Pygmy kingfisher
Pygmy kingfisher (Ceyx madagascariensis)
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Madagascar endemic
Bemaraha, Madagascar
July 15, 2016
Canon 7DMark2

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Family: Halcyonidae
Tree Kingfishers

Striped kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

Fishing royalty

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Kingfisher
Striped kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)
July, 2012

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White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

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White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
India

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Bharatpur, India
December 26, 2004
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Family: Cerylidae
Water Kingfishers

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Without a pipe

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
Varanasi
December 22, 2004
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Pied Kingfisher

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Ceryle rudis
Botswana

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Pied Kingfisher
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Ceryle rudis
Egypt

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Alcedinidae - River Kingfishers

Blue-eared kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)

Borneo

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South Africa

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The Pantanal

Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

Ringed king

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Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

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Kingfisher

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Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima)

Land of giants

Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima)
Family: Cerylidae
Royal Livingstone
Livingstone, Zambia
Canon 7Dmark2
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Giant flexing

Giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima)
Family: Cerylidae
Royal Livingstone
Livingstone, Zambia
Canon 7Dmark2
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modified: March 30, 2016
created: November 25, 2005
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