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