Despite this kingfisher's distinctive call and the fact that it is not rare, I had not seen it in the wild for a number of years.
Therefore, I was quite surprised when I heard that it had started frequenting our garden in the heart of Colombo. As my luck would have it, I was in Sydney at the time and was not scheduled to head back to Colombo until December.
When I did finally get back to Colombo, the bird did not disappoint. It took only a couple of days before the kingfisher made an appearance. I heard it calling one afternoon and found it perched on a branch less than 10 feet from my bedroom window. The brid gave me plenty of time to get my gear and shoot twenty shots before it flew off.
This is the largest of Sri Lanka's Kingfishers. An adult is between 38-40cm.
I've been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. I got hooked on wildlife photography at a very young age and have always wanted to be able to capture images that are good enough to be published! At the moment a lot of images on my blog are of wildlife but I will be adding a lot of landscapes, cityscapes and black and white images in the future. I am currently based in Sydney, Australia.
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