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White-breasted Kingfisher

This larger kingfisher can be seen perching high on a wire or open branch, busy watching below for any unsuspecting frog, fish, or even small snake. They tunnel into the side of an earth bank to build their nest, clutch size is 4-7 and both parents hunt and care for the young.

Tying with Asian 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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Asian Kingfisher $45.00  

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jock Scott


feeding on a small wren


breeding season


patiently waiting...