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venerdì 28 ottobre 2011

The Malachite Kingfisher

Alcedo cristata
Piccolissimo:è alto circa 13 cm.
Non sono proprio sicurissimo di questa
classificazione:potrebbe anche essere un Malachite.
Accetto idee.
*** Grazie al prezioso contributo di Joan e Karen (vedi commenti)
ho cambiato il titolo di questo post:non è un Pigmy come avevo scritto
ieri,ma un Malachite ***
---A very small Kingfisher,about 13 cm tall.
I am not quite sure about my classification:
it could be a Malachite.
Maybe someone can help?
*** Thank to the precious contribution from Joan and Karen ( see comments)
I changed the title of this post:it's not a Pigmy as I wrote
yesterday, but a Malachite ***

7 commenti:

SAPhotographs (Joan) ha detto...

What a beauty!! This is a Malachite Kinfisher Andrea. The blue head is an indicator of it as well as the white band on the neck. Hope this helps. :)

karen ha detto...

Hi Andrea - I agree with Joan - it's a malachite. I had the same excitement the other day thinking I might have spotted a pygmy, but it was a malachite after all. They are so beautiful aren't they? Great photo you managed to get!

Andrea ha detto...

Thank You very much Joan.
Thank You very much Karen.
Yesterday I spent one our mumbling about...
My main concern was about the period: the Pigmy on my Bird Book is a Summer visitor and it was Winter...

SAPhotographs (Joan) ha detto...

I am pleased I could help Andrea. :)

cathaysa ha detto... encanta esa belleza que siempre repartes

MedaM ha detto...

The only one colorful thing among these bare branches is this lovely bird. Great photos Andrea!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente ha detto...

Yes I agree no doubt about it being a Malachite. Lovely photos. Diane