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Pretty Kingfisher #8956510 11/16/23 06:38 PM
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Here’s a pretty Kingfisher that was paddling around in a spring fed creek where I hunt.

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Beautiful

Re: Pretty Kingfisher [Re: PrimitiveHunter] #8956661 11/16/23 11:39 PM
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Never seen one like that?

What species...do you know?

All of ours look like this belted Kingfisher.

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Re: Pretty Kingfisher [Re: PrimitiveHunter] #8956727 11/17/23 01:58 AM
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I think its a least grebe. What county? its a rare bird for anywhere except far south Texas

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Originally Posted by Fishstory
I think its a least grebe. What county? its a rare bird for anywhere except far south Texas


Me thinks you are correct. Just never seen any species of Kingfisher that shape or with golden eyes.

'Least Grebe' fits nicely though.

https://richditch.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/maricopa-countys-first-least-grebe/


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Re: Pretty Kingfisher [Re: PrimitiveHunter] #8956822 11/17/23 09:42 AM
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Not a Kingfisher.

Re: Pretty Kingfisher [Re: flintknapper] #8956862 11/17/23 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
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I think its a least grebe. What county? its a rare bird for anywhere except far south Texas


Me thinks you are correct. Just never seen any species of Kingfisher that shape or with golden eyes.

'Least Grebe' fits nicely though.

https://richditch.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/maricopa-countys-first-least-grebe/



I stand corrected! I had no idea what it was and had never seen anything like it. Several people told me it was a Kingfisher and despite my doubts, that’s what I called it. Thanks for the correct identification! I saw him swimming around a creek on my deer lease in Blanco County. Thanks again!


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Originally Posted by PrimitiveHunter
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Originally Posted by Fishstory
I think its a least grebe. What county? its a rare bird for anywhere except far south Texas


Me thinks you are correct. Just never seen any species of Kingfisher that shape or with golden eyes.

'Least Grebe' fits nicely though.

https://richditch.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/maricopa-countys-first-least-grebe/



I stand corrected! I had no idea what it was and had never seen anything like it. Several people told me it was a Kingfisher and despite my doubts, that’s what I called it. Thanks for the correct identification! I saw him swimming around a creek on my deer lease in Blanco County. Thanks again!



Its a beautiful bird and great pics. Rare sighting to be sure. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Pretty Kingfisher [Re: flintknapper] #8956923 11/17/23 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
Never seen one like that?

What species...do you know?

All of ours look like this belted Kingfisher.

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Same here in Menard. I have a few on the San Saba River and Clear Creek. I have never seen a blue one.
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Gary

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Originally Posted by gary roberson
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Never seen one like that?

What species...do you know?

All of ours look like this belted Kingfisher.

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Same here in Menard. I have a few on the San Saba River and Clear Creek. I have never seen a blue one.
Adios,
Gary


Different species of Kingfisher are different colors (including blue and green) but not solid colors and no Yellow/Golden eyes. The OP's pic is of a beautiful 'Least Grebe'.


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Thanks flintknapper, now we know. I have never seen one of those rascals before.
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