Watch out the south Philippine dwarf kingfisher – first was described 130 years ago

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The South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx mindanensis) was described for the first time 130 years ago.

When the Steere Expedition landed in the nation in 1890.

This kingfisher is the smallest of the Philippines‘ forset kingfisher species.

It is distinguished not just by its size, but also by its metallic lilac, orange, and vivid blue plumage.

These kingfisher species, found on the islands of Mindanao and Basilan, prefer virgin and second-growth forest.

Moreover, with only their practically inaudible shape like cry revealing their presence.

It has eluded scientists for nearly a century. Partly because it sits silently on branches before darting off almost invisibly to another perch.

But, due to Miguel David De Leon, a Filipino field biologist and director of the Robert S. Kennedy Bird Conservancy.

We may see the lovely bird, which is regrettably on the verge of extinction.

The images of this fledgling, taken by De Leon, have never been released.

Therefore, this is the first time most people on the planet will view this unusual species.

They are the result of De Leon and his team’s ten years of meticulous, often arduous monitoring to describe the behaviors of these birds.

The second nesting place had not been disturbed. They discovered it fastened to a tree trunk three meters above the woodland floor.

Dwarf kingfishers are cavity birds. Which means they dig nest holes in soil banks and termite nests known as termitaria.

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