Conservation Status: Critically EndangeredBy Ali Bernie Buga-ay / Editor
The Blue-banded Kingfisher or Alcedo euryzona, is a Critically Endangered species of Kingfishers found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest and rivers; at Kaeng Krachan National Park, a long a stream.
I have seen this Kingfisher a couple of years back but never had the chance to take a shot as I was driving along the stream with my driver’s window rolled down open. As I was about to reach for my camera, it just took off, at least I had the chance to see it then. To find it, one must go to the south of Thailand and wait for the right timing during the nesting season. It is an expensive travel and time consuming, so having the Blue-Banded Kingfisher for the first time in ten years, is a special twitching to not miss.
Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 1, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro | Nitecore UNK1
"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"
Khun Jirayu is one of the best bird guides of Thailand and he specializes on guiding Chinese clients only. I met him just about everywever, high mountains, national parks, and so on. This time again at Khao Yai National Park.