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After days and days of heavy rain here in Douala, I just met that incredible bird, resting on my balcony.

Nature under those lattitudes is incredible, you almost see nothing but grey dull clouds for days, you are almost shivering under 25°C.

But the minutes after the rays of sun hit the ground through the clouds, you feel you are missing air, you are oppressed by the heat and you notice that in spite of the conditions, the plants, the trees are growing incredibly fast. And birds are invading the city...

Deepforest kindly helped me to identify this bird as a Woodland Kingfisher. It's an African type which loves cloudy weather and humid banks. Douala is surrounded by mangrove and swamps... He probably can find his load of mosquitos for lunch :)

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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