© Sittichai Chinprasitchai
November 29, 2010
Photographer Sittichai Chinprasitchai noticed this Stork-billed Kingfisher one afternoon in March 2010 when it made noise by flapping its wings on its perch. Otherwise, he might have walked right passed it. Sittichai hid behind a bush and watched and photographed the bird for about five minutes as it ate its fish dinner near a small river in Ayudhaya province in Thailand.
The kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)
is widely distributed from India to Indonesia. Its diet includes lizards, fish, frogs, crabs, and rodents. Sittichai shot the photo with a Canon 7D and a 300mm f/4 IS lens and posted it to our World Gallery
.See more photos of kingfishers:
- Belted Kingfisher
- Common Kingfisher
- Striped Kingfisher
- Woodland Kingfisher
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