翠翠翠鳥 kingfishers (alcedines)

秋季開始了觀鳥的窗口。冬候鳥快來的日子,就特別留意鳥蹤。今日一口氣遇到翠鳥亞目下三科的鳥種,特此一記。

翠鳥的特色是毛色鮮豔,頭大,喙大。

autumn goes deep, and the birding season is approaching. hong kong will be graced by many winter-migratory birds coming from siberia detined for australia. so towards the end of each year, my sensory will be more alert of birds.

last week, saw three kinds of alcedines on the same day. it is worth making a note. alcedines or commonly known as kingfishers, in general is a tropical order of birds. most species have bright plumage and long, dagger-like bills.

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白胸翡翠是三鳥中最大,是香港的留鳥,常見。覺得他的樣子最趣怪,大而紅的大嘴巴,總聯想到紅辣椒;但身軀卻一本正經穿了開胸啡外套背後還浮誇地配上藍色,內有白襯衫。

white-throated kingfisher is the biggest among the three. its throat and breast are white; shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and it has a bright blue back, wings and tail. the large red bill is almost comical. it is a resident and common bird in this city. w-breasted-kingfisher-oct-2016

斑魚狗體型較小,也是留鳥,但較少見。黑白色的斑紋,雖是素色但奪目。

pied kingfisher is smaller. it is sharp in looking because of the black and white plumage. it is a resident bird but not as commonly seen. pied-kingfisher-oct-2016

體積近麻雀的普通翠鳥,香港出現的有候鳥也有留鳥,常見。他的色彩比上面兩者色譜上沒有那麼搶眼,但上身的彩藍,下身的橙啡,溫暖而討人歡喜。

common kingfisher is a little bigger than sparrow. it is a migratory/resident kind of bird in hong kong. though it is quite common here, but bird-watchers always get excited seeing it. i think a big reason is its beautiful look. it has blue upper parts, orange underparts and a long bill. the blue is sapphire-like, very attractive.

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白胸翡翠 white-throated kingfisher (halcyon smyrnensis) – kingdom: 動物界 animalia | phylum: 脊索動物門 chordata | class: 鳥綱 aves | order: 佛法僧目 coraciiformes | suborder: 翠鳥亞目 alcedines / kingfisher | family: alcedinidae  翠鳥科 | subfamily: halcyoninae | genus:halcyon 翡翠屬 | species: h. smyrnensis 白胸翡翠

斑魚狗 pied kingfisher (ceryle rudis) – kingdom: 動物界 animalia | phylum: 脊索動物門 chordata | class: 鳥綱 aves | order: 佛法僧目 coraciiformes | suborder: 翠鳥亞目 alcedines / kingfisher | family: alcedinidae  翠鳥科 | subfamily: cerylinae | genus: ceryle 魚狗屬 | species: c. rudis 班魚狗

普通翡翠 common kingfisher (alcedo atthis) – kingdom: 動物界 animalia | phylum: 脊索動物門 chordata | class: 鳥綱 aves | order: 佛法僧目 coraciiformes | suborder: 翠鳥亞目 alcedines / kingfisher | family: alcedinidae  翠鳥科 | subfamily: alcedininae | genus:alcedo 翠鳥屬 | species: a. atthis 普通翡翠

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