Monday, February 12, 2007

The king of good times

Alcedo atthis - Common Kingfisher (Small Blue Kingfisher)
(Panasonic Lumix FZ50 : ISO 100, f/4.0 at 1/80s)

Common Kingfisher
(Panasonic Lumix FZ50 : ISO 100, f/4.0 at 1/100s)

The Small Blue Kingfisher is just a little larger than a sparrow and is usually seen close to water. It flies with rapid wing-beats just above the water level. This tiny Kingfisher can be spotted at the Sankey, Lalbagh and Hebbal lakes in Bangalore.