the last paradise for divers and bird watchers - HALMAHERA.
Music by Meriam Bellina. Diving video comes in December.
sombre kingfisher, native species, Standardwing, Weda.
The Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii) also known as Wallace's Standardwing, is a medium-sized, approximately 28 cm long, olive-brown bird of paradise. It is the only member in monotypic genus Semioptera. The male has a gloss violet-and-lilac colored crown and emerald green breast-shield. Its most striking features are two pairs of long white plumes coming out from the bend of the wing that can be raised or lowered at the bird's will. The unadorned olive-brown female is smaller but has a longer tail than the male.
The Sombre Kingfisher (Todiramphus funebris) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and plantations . It is threatened by habitat loss.

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