Blue-banded Kingfisher (Javan)

Alcedo euryzona euryzona

ML113792261


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Michael Kearns
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eBird Checklist S45546692
TN Gunung Halimun Salak--Cikaniki Research Station
Jawa Barat, Jawa, Indonesia
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Latitude and Longitude -6.7467, 106.5376 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Sounds
Call; Flight Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Heavily edited - cut out periods between calls, high pass filter, heavy noise reduction, normalized to -3db.

Observation details

Only 1 male bird confirmed. Seen at various times at the pond at the back of the Cikaniki research station and nearby along the river at the edge of the forest. I waited at the pond at dawn. The male flew in to the pond at c.5.46am and stayed for 8 minutes. After this I only watched along the river at -6.744826, 106.538104 where a log makes a bridge across. I watched from 6.08am to 7 am and saw the kingfisher twice. At 6.15 am a male flew upriver carrying food. At 6.22 am a probably male flew downriver. I again watched for the kingfisher at the same location at the river from 9.50 am until 11.10am. During that time from 2 to 4 other birders (who were twitching the kingfisher in a day trip to Halimun) plus the ranger were present. At 10.05 am the male flew downriver, perched about 1m above the river on a branch over the middle of the river for maybe a minute or two, then flew on downriver. At 10.55am the male flew upriver. At 10.59 am the male flew downriver, perched on a rock for a minute, then flew on downriver.

Technical Information

Recorder
MixPre-3
Microphone
Wildtronics Micro Mic PIP
Accessories
Wildtronics Pro Mini Parabolic
Original file size
17,205KB

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