Bird genealogy >> Order Coraciiformes >> Family Alcedinidae
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Daintree River, North Queensland


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 600 mm
Exposure 1/50 s, f/5.6, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Azurfischer Dutch  Azuurijsvogel
Italian  Martin pescatore azzurro Spanish  Martín Pescador Azur


This photo and the nine next ones illustrate the subfamily Alcedininae (the small blue and rufous species) of the Alcedinidae family. They are believed to be the original subfamily from which the two others derived.


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Azure Kingfisher
Ceyx azureus
Martin-pęcheur ŕ dos bleu

Jean-Michel PAULUS