My Kingfisher photos were taken at a private location in South Wales.
The male and female kingfisher look very similar; the difference being the lower mandible on the female is a reddish orange with a black tip while the male's is all black.
Kingfishers are protected under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Puffins Skomer Island West Wales
Puffins are known as the clowns of the sea. They arrive on Skomer Island in late March, where they will lay a single egg in a burrow in the soil in May, which will hatch in June. By late July the birds leave Skomer and return to a life at sea.
Bitterns are found in reedbeds and marshy areas. They are shy and secretive. They feed on amphibians, reptiles and fish. The males can be heard making a booming sound in the spring.
Birds of Central India and South India
Photographs (154 species) of some of the more difficult birds to be found in Central India and South India states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and the Western Ghats. These include the globally threatened Kashmir Flycatcher, Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Nilgiri Woodpigeon, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Black-necked Stork and Lesser Adjutant.
Bengal Tiger Ranthambore May 2017
Ranthambore is one of the largest national parks in northern India, covering an entire area of 392 km². It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan.
Ranthambore national park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in 1974 it gained the protection of "Project Tiger". It got it's status of a National Park in 1981.
Bengal Tigers Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park is one of the largest national parks in Madhya Pradesh it is spread across an area of 940 sq km. Kanha inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and its memorable characters Mowgli and Baghheera.
Bengal Tiger Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a Tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra in central India.Created in 1955 Tadoba National Park is the largest and oldest in Maharastra dominated by teak, bamboo, and with a landscape of rugged cliffs, marshes, and lakes.
Tigers are the largest members of the cat family. Bengal Tigers are found in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Nepal. Poaching, hunting and felling of trees has led to the decline of the tiger population to fewer than 2,500 in the wild.
Leopards - Yala National Park
Yala National Park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala West (Ruhuna) has one of the highest density of leopards in the world. The Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a subspecies of leopard, native to Sri Lanka and is considered to be endangered.
Leopards - Wilpattu National Park
The unique feature of this park is the "Willus" (Natural lakes) sand rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rain water.Wilpattu is the largest and the oldest National Park in Sri Lanka.The Leopard population in Wilpattu is still not known.
The Sri Lankan Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus).
Sloth bears are the only bears to carry young on their backs. The sloth bear is listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened Animals.
Dhole (Cuon alpinus)
Dhole (Cuon alpinus) also called the Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog.
Dholes are predators that hunt in packs. The dhole are classed as endangered by the IUCN fewer than 2,500 mature wild dogs remain in the wild.
Barasingha, also called swamp deer, is a deer species distributed in the Indian subcontinent. The barasingha is a large deer with a shoulder height of 44 to 46 in (110 to 120 cm) and a head-to-body length of nearly 6 ft (180 cm). Barasingha/Swamp deer largely feed on grasses and aquatic plants. The swamp deer differs from all the Indian deer species in that the antlers carry more than three tines. Because of this distinctive character it is designated barasingha, meaning "twelve-tined
Birds of Kenya
My bird photos from Kenya were taken whilst on safaris at Samburu National Reserve, The Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha.
Wildlife of Kenya
My wildlife photos from Kenya were taken whilst on safaris at Samburu National Reserve, The Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha.
Birds of Gambia
Photographs were taken during two visits to Gambia Makasutu Forest and then Kololi on the coast of Gambia
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