Friday, April 17, 2020

Scaly-breasted Kingfisher

Scaly-breasted Kingfisher in Mount Mahawu of Sulawesi island
Scaly-breasted Kingfisher
This is the photograph of Scaly-breasted Kingfisher (Actenoides princeps) that I saw in the forest of Mount Mahawu several kilometers from Tomohon town. I organized bird trip for 4 Taiwanese tourists at that time. We were walking along the trails inside the forest when we saw the bird roosting on the branch of a tree around 1.5 meters above the ground. It was a very good sighting because the bird stayed on the branch for more than 5 minutes.
The bird is an important target among birders who want to see endemic avifauna of Sulawesi. As a tourist guide, I run birding tours to this region for visitors who want to go to Sulawesi for watching birds or seeing the natural beauty of its landscapes. In addition to watching birds, visitors could see local people who are working in the farmlands, or making traditional palm sugar or even see how local villagers make metal farming tools.
Also read: Great-billed Kingfisher

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