Rufous-backed Kingfisher

Ceyx rufidorsa

I was most fortunate to have been able to see and photograph this tiny Jewel of the Forest in May, 2007, and again in June 2008, in Malaysia. Usually it is only seen as a speeding yellow bullet darting across your path, very infrequently, and deep in the jungle. The parent pair raised three young and when they fledged they were not to be seen again. In all, we saw and photographed four different birds. It very quickly became my favourite of all the Kingfishers.