Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pied Kingfisher

It may not be colorful but it has character and style. Loves to hover in the air before striking a mortal blow to an unexpected pray.
Not easily found in Thailand but nevertheless occurs in a wide area in the Central region. This is a breeding pair from the great Chaopraya river in Ayutthaya province.
I got these from a blind.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I am quite lucky here a few km South Prachuap I have a site (old prawn farm)that I cycle too and there are at least 5 of these Pied Kingfishers. I love the way they hover!

Getting a shot is another matter, best was at distance perched on electricity cables.

Lovely pictures throughout your blog.