Animal Colours : Birds, Tricolour + ! [ eligibility and rules below, dont make me DQ you for the sake of a few moments to read the rules ]

Challenge #45 in the The Company Of Animals series. Hosted by Patchandcrew.
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Lets see your best shots of any species of bird whose feathering is three or more distinct colours/shades.whether speckled/patterned throughout individual feathers. *Beaks and feet can be any colour, its the feathering that matters for this challenge. Its not about which bird has the most vibrant colouring, it's about the skill of the photographer capturing the colours and textures no matter how subtle or vibrant they may be. If unsure of any of the rules please do ask.
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A Kingfisher Is My Diamond
by tleetw
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There is little replacement of a Common Kingfisher's feathers. And, Hong Kong's late Summer has all the sunshine it was needed.
Submitted: Monday, 22nd August, 2011 16:58 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 21st August, 2011
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
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