Sunday, February 13, 2011

Baby Kingfishers

A beautiful day today after the rain and the birds are happy!   I finally managed to snap one of the two 'baby' Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers which are always flying round the driveway.  This little fellow is just starting to develop it's colours but is yet to start growing the distinctive long thin white tail plumes.  You can see the start of the blue head feathers and it's breast will eventually be a deep rufous colour and the beak will turn bright red - you may like to check my archive of these beautiful birds.

They usually stay around until March/April and when the juveniles are fully-fledged they will migrate back to Papua New Guinea.

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