Wednesday, 28 October 2009
BRAZIL 2009: Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher.
I was most fortunate being able to watch and photograph this stunning Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher in the Pantanal last month. Found from the footpath alongside the Pixaim, it remained perched quite unconcerned as I approached to take some shots of this quite elusive bird. A species of the forest and river or lake edge, the Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher can be one of the more difficult kingfishers to see. Indeed during the most recent trip to Peru we located one deep in the terra firme forest at Manu Wildlife Centre at a small low lying swamp area of forest. A magic moment indeed.