This rare kingfisher will bring some colour to your life

By AG STAFF 23 March 2020
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Meet the ultra-colourful Southern Philippine dwarf kingfisher.

The Philippines, one of Australia’s closest neighbours, is home to an incredibly colourful group of kingfishers that may even rival that of Australia.

But the Southern Philippine dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx mindanensis), the tiniest species of forest kingfisher in the Philippines, wins the award for most colourful.

Very few people have the opportunity to see one, but field biologist Miguel David De Leon from the Robert S. Kennedy Bird Conservancy was lucky enough to recently photograph the dwarf kingfisher.

Let these images brighten up your day.

All images courtesy of Miguel David De Leon.