Saturday, March 23, 2019

Pied Kingfisher

The pied kingfisher has five subspecies. I have previously seen the subspecies found in Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa, Ceryle rudis rudis, the nominate subspecies. On our recent trip to Sri Lanka we saw Ceryle rudis leucomelanura, found from eastern Afghanistan through India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos. My prior post gives a description. 

We photographed this kingfisher in Bundala National Park on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It was a great distance away and only one of several photos I took with my 500 mm lense was in good focus. 
Pied kingfisher in Sri Lanka. 

1 comment:

  1. Who knew there were so many varieties of kingfishers?