Stork-billed Kingfisher is the largest of the Kingfisher family in
Lanka. It is an uncommon breeding resident in
rivers, streams tanks, marshes, paddy fields, and lagoons - usually adjoining wooded
areas- from lowlands to lower hills. It is more common in dry zone. Stork-billed
Kingfisher lives as pairs or solitary birds. It mainly feeds on fish, frogs, crabs and
other small animals. The breeding season is from January to May and probably
again from August to September. The nest is a well concealed hole on the banks
of rivers or tank-bunds.