ORIENTAL DWARF KINGFISHER
also known as the Black Backed Kingfisher
- This is a common and widespread resident of lowland forest.
- It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- The preferred habitat is small streams in densely shaded forests. In southwestern India
- It begins to breed with the onset of the Southwest Monsoon in June
- The nest is a horizontal tunnel up to a metre in length. The clutch of 4-5 eggs hatches in 17 days with both the male and female incubating.
- The birds fledge after 20 days
- A second brood may be raised if the first fails.
- The young are fed with geckos, skinks, snails, frogs, crickets and dragonflies.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_Dwarf_Kingfisher
Other photos you may like:
Blue-Winged Kookaburra (a really big Kingfisher)
For Steve: Harshad Barve is the photographer for this image, you’d need to contact him directly if you want to know about purchasing a copy. Clicking through the image will take you to the photo, but you may need to de a little research to find the photographer. It is a great shot of a gorgeous bird. Good Luck!