Jewel of the Forest

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Jewel of the Forest

Birds and Animals , India
12.00" H x 18.00" W
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Oriental dwarf kingfisher
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Bright and beautiful, the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, a pocket-sized predator, lives in lowland forests in India and Southeast Asia. I have been fascinated by kingfishers since spending summers in Kashmir in the ‘70s. Dal Lake’s resident kingfishers used to bring minnows to the window sill of my houseboat and gently, lovingly smash their brains out before flipping them and swallowing them head first! Since then, my study of them has extended to the many varieties in India. I love the extraordinary design of their bodies and color patterns.

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