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Colourful bird / Does anyone know what type of bird is this? The pic is from a Samsung wallpaper and although I googled the image, it isn't bringing me a description. Answers welcome.
"We no longer know the names of the birds here, how to speak to them by their personal names. Once we knew everything in this lush promise. - Joy Harjo via She Sings to the Stars www.shesingstothe... (Image: Alcedo cristata (Malachite Kingfisher)
Pygmy Kingfisher - This little fella and just flown into our window and winded himself. He took about ten minutes to recover before flying off. I zoomed in from a distance as didn't want to upset him further. I think he must have been quite young as he only measured about 6 or 7cm tall.
The 'Bar-winged Prinia' (Prinia familiaris) is a species of bird in the cisticola family Cisticolidae. The species is sometimes known as the Bar-winged Wren-warbler. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it occurs on the islands of Sumatra (where it occurs on the east of the island), Java and Bali. It occupies a wide range of habitats, from mangrove forest at sea level to montane forest, and is tolerant of human modified environments such as gardens, parks and plantations.