Friday, August 12, 2011

Blue-Banded Kingfisher

Ulu Paip, Kulim, April 2011

Among the less common of Kingfishers in Malaysia, a friend invited me on a trip to Ulu Paip to watch & photograph this rarely seen Kingfisher… Low light conditions make photographing this quick bird a tough challenge….

BlueBanded KF1

BlueBanded KF5


This bird is a very accomplished hunter…..diving into the fast stream and catching preys like this one….

BlueBanded KF4  


I was caught by surprised when the bird showed up briefly, with a lizard in the mouth, unfortunately I only managed just this single, very poor shot… I know that Blue-Banded Kingfishers feed on both marine as well as land animals.

BlueBanded KF7 

BlueBanded KF2