The little Water Lily Nymphaea sp. and Lotus Nelumbo nucifera pond behind Magdalena's Chalet in Tawau Hills Park has not been officially named, but bird photographers have unofficially named it Kingfishers' pond for the relative ease in taking photograph of four species of Kingfishers, all within an area smaller than a badminton court.
Magdalena Chalet is built on raised flooring on concrete stilts, the space beneath its floor is an excellent hide for lurking photographers.
View from outside
View from inside
Another view from inside
These are the kingfishers photographed around the pond.
Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting
Rufous-backed Kingfisher Ceyx rufidorsa motleyi, a bird only found in northern Borneo.
Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona Male
Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona Female
Common Kingfisher has not been photographed here, we will keep an eye for it during the migratory seasons.
Photodocument of the wild birds of Borneo.
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