Forest or Sacred Kingfisher?

I popped out to pick Aleks up from the bus stop and this little guy was on our clothes line. I managed to rattle off 6 (near identical) shots before he flew off.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 28th January 2014, This photo: 3:52pm

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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Very nice David....the spider on the line looks terrified :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/suburbanvoodoo] I suspect I may have interrupted an afternoon snack. So the spider got a reprieve this time around.
  • looby88 said:
    We only see kingfishers along river banks, and we just have one version !
    Great to see this in ones garden :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] I've seen three varieties in our area. The Forest Kingfisher (similar to this, but the orangey bits are white), the Sacred Kingfisher (this one) and the Azure Kingfisher (very blue with a very orange belly) down by the creek.
  • LizS-B said:
    WOW!!! I can't imagine having these on the clothesline! Beautiful!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizs-b] Aye, they're pretty little fellows. This one has now matured and wandered off in to the forest somewhere.