Red-backed Kingfisher at Lake Ginninderra

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Subject: Red-backed Kingfisher at Lake Ginninderra
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:23:47 +1100

08:00 today at McDermott Place, Lake Ginninderra I saw a kingfisher perched in a dead branch protruding from the canopy of an ironbark. As I focussed the binoculars I immediately noticed the streaked crown – pretty much diagnostic of the Red-backed Kingfisher round here – which gives it the appearance of having an en brosse hair style. The bird began to hop up and down, facing one way then another and opening its wings slightly so I caught fleeting glimpses of red dorsal plumage. After about a minute it flew away towards the north east.


John K. Layton


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