Azure Kingfisher courtship behavious

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Subject: Azure Kingfisher courtship behavious
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:52:17 +0000
in recent months we have been witnessing what we believe is previously 
unrecorded/unpublished courtship behaviour by our resident Azure Kingfishers 
here at the Daintree River.

as well as the usual wing spreading and wing shivering undertaken by the 
presumed male, we are seeing that it postures in such a way so that the 
buffy-white neck blaze is totally obscured by surrounding blue plumage. we have 
extensive video footage of this.

has anyone else seen this behaviour before in this species, or with Common or 
other closely related Kingfisher species overseas??

I wonder if our Little Kingfishers do something similar...???

I look forward to any comments on this.

thanks in advance,

martin cachard,

solar whisper wildlife cruises, Daintree River.

& Trinity Beach
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