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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feeding on a small wren