Monday, August 3, 2015

රන් පිළිහුඩුවා[Ran Pilihuduwa]/Black-backed Kingfisher[Oriental Dwarf/Three-toed Kingfisher](Ceyx erithaca erithaca)

An uncommon breeding resident locally occurs from lowlands to mid hills. It encounters solitary or as pairs in shady streams, river banks and ponds in forests and adjasent  well wooded home gardens. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher feeds on fishes, freshwater crabs and frogs. Its breeding season is from March to April. The nesting burrow is dug in a stream bank or similar earth bank and it lays 2-3 white eggs inside the inner chamber of it. 

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