spotted in Ranweli, on the southern coast of
Like all other kingfishers, it can be
recognized by its large
head, long pointed bill, short legs and stubby tail, though it lacks the
usual bright colours.
it has developed two
unique abilities, shared by no other kingfishers, i.e.
to hunt in both salt and freshwater, and to eat small
prey in flight, without having to return to a perch.
This allows it to hunt over the sea or in estuaries that
lack the perches needed by other kingfishers. See also
Thai Animal Names.