Dec 23, 2011

Ruddy Kingfisher ( halcyon coromanda ) 26 - 27 cm

I was very lucky to see this beautiful kingfisher during a recent trip to an urban forest reserve. It flew out of the thicket by the river bank and perched on a tree branch providing a clear view. It remained there for some 5 minutes before flying off and disappearing into the thicket again. It was a lifer for me. :-)