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September 21, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9666580

Hi everyone,
As I live in Fukuoka,Japan, it may be a challenge to ID this bird. I could not find it in my Birds of Japan guide. A bit bigger than a warbler. Yesterday, I was scolded by a pair. One of them had a bug in it's beak, so I assumed their nest was nearby. Today I went back to the same place, and the same pair began scolding me again. This time I had my camera and I got a few satisfactory shots. If you can tell me what species, then that would be great!
By the way, Kawasemi is Japanese for the Common Kingfisher. One of my favorites here in Japan. I took these pics with a Panasonic fz200 which I bought recently, so I am still learning how to use it.

Thanks very much, kawasemi

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Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2013
8:04 PM

Post #9666594

I think a Red-billed Leiothrix

September 21, 2013
9:32 PM

Post #9666656

Thank you so much, DonnaB May I ask how you identified this bird?
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2013
10:28 PM

Post #9666675

googled Birds of Japan and looked at the links that had pictures and descriptions.

I looked at pics first hoping to find one that looked similar and did but not quite. I clicked the pic which gave me link for this. Upon reading description and seeing other variation pics of the birds I found I was correct.

This message was edited Sep 21, 2013 11:39 PM


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2013
11:39 PM

Post #9666688

Agree with Red-billed Leiothrix

kawasemi wrote:By the way, Kawasemi is Japanese for the Common Kingfisher. One of my favorites here in Japan.

Here you are! ;-)


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September 22, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9666772

Thanks Resin. Nice photo of common kingfisher.

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