Goa - Birding Trip

Kingfishers

23rd-30th January 2004

White-breasted Kingfisher

By far the commonest of the kingfishers, seen everywhere where there is water, and sometimes when there is not. This bird was digiscoped at Baga Fields.

Photo - JER

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White-breasted Kingfisher

This picture shows clearly how it got its name.

Photo - MCC

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Stork-billed Kingfisher

This bird was digiscoped by the Baga River. Two other birds were seen on a river near Backwoods Camp.

Photo - JER

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Black-headed Kigfisher

We managed to catch up with this bird on our last day. It was sitting on a wire in the fields behind our hotel.

Photo - MCC

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Blue-eared Kingfisher

This was the objective of a scrambly walk up a boulder-strewn dry river bed near Backwoods Camp. Another bird was later seen flying down a river near Backwoods Camp.

Photo - JER

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

One of the star birds of the trip. We were studying the Blue-eared Kingfisher when JR, who had finished digiscoping it, spotted a small orange kingfisher sitting quietly in a bush. He drew the attention of our leader, Leio, to it who became very excited when he looked through Jim’s scope. It was the first he had seen since November. All members of our party managed to see it.

Photo - JER

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