kingfisher bird sleeping

I believe this is a blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting).­

Spotted on the Kinabatangan River near Sukau (Borneo)

The small bird was sleeping so tight that we could approach a few feet from it, silently, with a boat.­

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Kinabatangan, Malaysia

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­