Wednesday 19 August 2015

Birds of Sri Lanka - Kingfishers

Sri Lanka has seven species of Kingfisher, and we managed to see four of them.

White Breasted Kingfisher - by far the most common of the Sri Lankan kingfishers, (c50) seen over the two weeks. Almost all were seen away from water. 

Common Kingfisher - (c10)  

Stork-billed Kingfisher - an impressive beast standing 38cms tall. (3)   

Pied Kingfisher (c10) - almost always seen in pairs

Black Capped Kingfisher (rare), Blue-eared Kingfisher (very rare) and Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher were not seen.    

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