The oriental dwarf kingfisher (also called the black backed kingfisher, or the three toed kingfisher) nests during the wet monsoon months in the Western Ghats (a long mountain range that stretches along India's west coast). It raises 2-3 chicks, but in good years, when the food supply is good, it can raise 2 or even 3 such broods. Both parents engage in bringing food for the chicks. This can include lizards, crabs and frogs. Before entering the nest, they sit on a perch and look around to see if there is any danger nearby. I got this image by sitting in a hide near one such perch.
|Camera||Canon 5D Mk IV|
|Lens||Canon 500mm f/4L IS II with 1.4 TC|
|Additional Notes||Gitzo tripod with Wimberley head|
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