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Stork-billed Kingfisher

By MikeRC
Hello again....this is another shot from my recent trip to Goa,
... "Stork-billed Kingfisher"
Obviously so called because of it's massive red bill.
These guys grow to a huge size...38cm. so they probably catch bigger fish than a lot of you fishermen.
Thanks for looking and thanks for your clicks and kind comments.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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28 Mar 2007 11:17PM
That's a cracker of a beak - and a beautiful photograph of a rather strange looking bird.


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cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Mar 2007 11:24PM
looks unbalanced..but great shot

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2007 12:12AM
What a fabulous-looking bird. You captured the colours beautifully.
29 Mar 2007 12:18AM
What a truly outstanding bird, so glad you got this fabulous picture. I envy you your trip to Goa, I just love their curries, takes me back to my three months in Kenya - 1985 - where there are lots of Goans.
summ3r Plus
11 26 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2007 7:26AM
Superb shot
29 Mar 2007 7:28AM
Great shot of a very colourful bird
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2007 9:29AM

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
29 Mar 2007 10:47AM
What an amazing bird. A super shot.
31 Mar 2007 9:51PM
What a beautiful bird,fantastic shot.

1 Apr 2007 12:29AM
Great capture of an unusual bird with all the different colors.

tull Plus
14 181 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2007 8:43PM
Never seen one of these thanks for sharing Mike.

Great shot. Love it.
Oooh, he's lovely. I'd love to see one of these in the wild! Great capture.

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