The Ceyx rufidorsa is a bird species in the Alcedinidae family. It is commonly known as the rufous-backed kingfisher. This species is found in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand in tropical lowland forests near lakeshores and streamsides.
The rufous-backed kingfisher is a small bird usually in solitary and hunts from a low perch over the water by diving for insects including mantises (Mantodea), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), flies (Diptera), water beetles (Dytiscidae), winged ants (Formicidae) and frogs. It is sometimes considered as a subspecies of the Oriental dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca).
Hello everyone! Took advantage of the long weekend to hunt for the Rufous-backed kingfisher (RBKF) at the usual spot in Hulu Langat area, accompanied by 3 friends. The RBKF started to perched between 10:45am until about noon, and I managed to capture most of the shots of this tiny beauty. RBKF is my personal favourite, purely because of the vibrant fiery colours, when illuminated by the late morning sun while perching. Happy viewing!
Name: Rufous-backed kingfisher
Scientific: Ceyx rufidorsa
Malay: Pekaka Api
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a7RIV + SEL200600G + SEL14TC.
Location: Hulu Langat, Selangor.
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