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Blue-Breasted Kingfisher

This is a tree kingfisher, inhabiting the forests of tropical west Africa where it hunts large insects, fish, and frogs. The males display is striking, he spreads his wings revealing their white linings. Two white eggs are laid in a nest built in a whole in a tree or termite nest.

Tying with African Kingfisher Feathers

The common Asian Kingfisher most likely exists in most tier’s arsenal of materials. Traditionally, the blue rump and body feathers have been used for sides, cheeks, tail veilings and throats in classic salmon flies.

Trout flies have also used these feathers. Creative and artistic tiers will find many more uses for other feathers off this bird such as wing coverts used as whole feather wing salmon flies. Crafters will also find that the wing coverts have white patches on some of the wing feathers giving a contrasting look to new projects.

  • full skins
  • fly patterns
  • links to other softbills

 

Full Skin

This is a nice full skin, good color, and very good feather quality.

 

 

 

$50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Softbills

Whoever named this group of birds "softbills" was obviously never close enough to be pinched by a toucan or speared by a heron's beak!

Members of this group vary considerably. here you will find everything from turacos that feed exclusivly on leaves and petals to carnivores kingfishers.

However, one thing all have in common is that as babies, they are all born helpless and dependent on their parents care.


Softbill Species:

 

eurasian jay

blue cotingas

sunbittern

pomador cotinga

fruit crow

flamed tanager

toucan

fairy bluebird

pond heron

tiger heron

asian kingfisher

african kingfisher

golden breasted starling

 
           


Quick links to other exotics:

 

 

pheasants

partridge

grouse

softbills

quail

junglefowl

peafowl

hookbills

guineafowl

turkey

bustards

ratites

cranes

waterfowl

pigeons and doves

 

 

 

 


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