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blyth’s kingfisher or blue eared kingfisher from Bangladesh

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Old Wednesday 18th March 2015, 16:58   #1
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blyth’s kingfisher or blue eared kingfisher from Bangladesh

Dear Experts, I've recorded this species of kingfisher from North-Eastern forest on Bangladesh.
Can you please clarify the right identification for it?
Thanks.
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Old Wednesday 18th March 2015, 17:47   #2
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Looks good for Blue-eared for me... Wait for the experts as I have not see these species...
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Old Saturday 21st March 2015, 13:09   #3
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Seems to me there wont be any reply from the experts here!
Thanks Sjahanmi for your reply.
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Old Saturday 21st March 2015, 13:53   #4
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Yes, Blue-eared
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Old Sunday 22nd March 2015, 12:54   #5
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Thanks Mark Andrews for your confirmation! Cheers
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Old Tuesday 19th May 2015, 17:00   #6
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Hello Saad?

Kitha Khobor?

I was born in Bangladesh and I went last year, I think I saw a few green and red Kingfishers or maybe they were different birds. I have taken 2 photo's of them In England and they are very beautiful birds but extremely difficult to capture.

The ones you have captured look very similar to mine which are Common Kingfishers...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alimak...hy/17734644025

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alimak...hy/14163867406
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Old Tuesday 19th May 2015, 17:09   #7
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Hello Saad?

Kitha Khobor?

I was born in Bangladesh and I went last year, I think I saw a few green and red Kingfishers or maybe they were different birds. I have taken 2 photo's of them In England and they are very beautiful birds but extremely difficult to capture.

The ones you have captured look very similar to mine which are Common Kingfishers...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alimak...hy/17734644025

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alimak...hy/14163867406
Nice pics! But if you look closely, you can see they are a different species to Saad's bird; yours has orange cheeks, Saad's has (as its name describes!) blue cheeks.
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Nice pics! But if you look closely, you can see they are a different species to Saad's bird; yours has orange cheeks, Saad's has (as its name describes!) blue cheeks.
Oh right, I didn't notice that, are those 2 species the closest resemblance wise? I know there come in many colours but as far as I know these 2 are the most similar unless there's more?
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Old Tuesday 19th May 2015, 20:23   #9
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There is more. Probably the most similar looking ones to "our" Common Kingfisher are:
...and some more in the same genera. And all are stunningly beautiful.

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Old Tuesday 19th May 2015, 20:56   #10
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Wow! They truly are beautiful! Never knew there were so many similar ones.
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Old Saturday 22nd August 2015, 18:12   #11
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Hi André Weiss Pryde (Winter bird), thank you so much for all your clarifications.

Hi Ali, you are already clarified about the kingfisher picture of yours. Common Kingfishers are really common in Bangladesh round the year. Here in Bangladesh we have eleven recorded species of Kingfishers.
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