Sunday, 25 March 2012

Banded Kingfisher at Khao Yai National Park

Banded Kingfisher - female

I am miles away from internet connectivity so briefly to say we bumped into a stunning male and female Banded Kingfisher in Khao Yai National Park today; they were servicing a nest and showing reasonably well. More later. I am so glad I bought that Panasonic GF 1. I'll let the photos say the rest for now.

Banded Kingfisher - male

Stream Glory/Oriental Greenwing/Chinese Greenwing/Green-winged Demoiselle/Green Metalwing
Neurobasis chinensis
Khai Yai National Park,  22.03.12
with grateful thanks to Denis Farrell for the identification


  1. Khao Yai is sure a nice place for birding. Unfortunately, I don't have much opportunity to visit. I remember observing a pair of Banded Kingfisher at nest once many years ago at Khao Yai too. It's interesting that they were nesting in an old ant nest. Hope I get a chance to see them again.

  2. A wonderful blog. I love the photos, too.

  3. Hi Gerry. Great photos and a great blog! The name of the damselfly is Neurobasis chinensis (Linnaeus, 1758), male. It has a number of common names: Stream Glory, Oriental Greenwing, Chinese Greenwing, Green-winged Demoiselle, Green Metalwing - so take your pick! Khao Yai is a great place and I have been many times. If you ever get the chance, visit Nam Nao National Park, Petchabun. If you need any more info on dragonflies etc. email me at Dennis

  4. Thanks Dennis much appreciated. Nam Nao is on my list of places to visit. I love the dragonflies and damselflies I get to see as a result of birding, love the whole experience.

  5. Hi Gerry. No problem and keep up the fantastic blog. By the way, are the deer not Barking Deer??? I have spotted them several times at Khao Yai and thought that's what they were. Cheers, Dennis

  6. Dennis I am no expert on anything but I think Barking Deer and Muntjacs are the same thing; I can confirm the Red one did a bit of barking too! I was actually surprised to see so many animals because on my one previous visit I recall seeing some stuff in the distance but not much close up.

  7. Banded Kingfisher - fabulous !