The Blue-eared Kingfisher or Alcedo meninting is found in Asia from across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia; found mainly in dense shaded forests where it hunts in small streams. Adult males have an all dark bill while females have a reddish lower mandible.
The Blue-eared Kingfisher is one of seven species in the genus Alcedo and is most closely related to Blyth’s Kingfisher (Alcedo hercules).
A resident of Khao Yai National Park and it is a joy finding it there during provided with great lighting conditions. All one had to do is brave the leeches that may be around at the forest edges, sit and wait. But waiting is not just the difficulty, rain and the proper position and angle can also be tricky for the the this lovely bird does not come that regular as it will when nesting.
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
June 17, 2018
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