5 Aug 2014

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
Hong Kong is at the eastern end of the wide range of the Pied Kingfisher.

An image of Pied Kingfisher is used in Hong Kong as the symbol of Worldwide Fund for Nature, HK, and it's fitting that this species can be seen (with a bit of luck) at Mai Po Nature Reserve.

A couple of days ago I came across a pair of these birds on Tam Kon Chau Road, the access road to Mai Po.

"Pied F-15 ?"

Try as I did, I couldn't quite get one at the same angle as the WWF logo - never mind.


  1. Some quite fantastic BIF shots there John................

  2. Thanks, Stu and TS ! There's not much else going on birdwise around here at the moment….

  3. Very nice images of the Kingfisher. You really do get some interesting birds in Hong Kong.