+ Kingfishers

Small Blue
Blue Eared Kingfisher, Female
ODKF
White Throated KF
ODKF - The Jewel of Konkan
Blue Eared Kingfisher
Small Blue Kingfisher
Brown Winged Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Black-Capped Kingfisher
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Blue Eared Kingfisher
Stork Billed Kingfisher
White Throated Kingfisher
White Breasted Kingfisher
Crested Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher, Female

Small Blue

Common Kingfisher ready to fish from a beautiful Lotus Pod.

Blue Eared Kingfisher, Female

She was very shy.. sat on a branch few meters behind for a while before she came on this perch. It was a dream perch with a dream BG and ofcourse a dream birdie :)

ODKF

Oriental Dwarf King Fisher

White Throated KF

With breakfast on the banks of river Kali, Dandeli.

ODKF - The Jewel of Konkan

ODKF, The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) also known as the Black-backed Kingfisher or Three-toed Kingfisher is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. This is a small, red and yellow kingfisher, averaging 13 cm (5.1 in) in length, yellow underparts with glowing bluish-black upperparts. This is a widespread resident of lowland forest, endemic across much of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The preferred habitat is small streams in densely shaded forests. In the Konkan region of southwest 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 9-10 days with both the male and female incubating. The birds fledge after another 9 days and a second brood may be raised if the first fails. The young are fed with geckos, skinks, crabs, snails, frogs, crickets and dragonflies. Known as the "Jewel of Konkan" as it nests in that region and the sighting is good after the first south west monsoon showers. One needs to travel all the way to the western ghats to capture this tiny jewel and it requires loads of patience and perseverance. We used to wait there from 8AM to 6PM inside our hide with pounding rain, dark clouds and low light conditions. But end of the day, a glimpse of this rainbow coloured beauty would refill our energy levels and make the entire experience very sweet :)

Blue Eared Kingfisher

Food for the young ones in the nest

Small Blue Kingfisher

My luck with Small blue KF continues.. Got it again on a very clean perch and very close.

Brown Winged Kingfisher

Bhitarkanika

Pied Kingfisher

Collared Kingfisher

Finally got this beauty close and on a clean perch...

Black-Capped Kingfisher

Finally - All the hard work and patience paid off. It was intense test of patience as we had to move very slowly without any movement or noise.. This guy is otherwise very skittish and moves off at the slightest of noise..

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

This is a ODKF chick which is only 12 days old.. Felt blessed to have seen this moment.

Blue Eared Kingfisher

My dream KF on a dream perch

Stork Billed Kingfisher

White Throated Kingfisher

This was clicked during a boat ride in Ganeshgudi..

White Breasted Kingfisher

Crested Kingfisher

10 of 12 KFs found in India done :)

Pied Kingfisher, Female

Finally got her on a clean perch after going there for many many weekends...