Spotted Wood Kingfisher

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature
  • Photographer name
    Pablo C. Apostol
  • Product Code
    Canon EOS R6 with Tamron 150-600mm G2

Spotted wood kingfisher is endemic to the Philippines.  Status is least concern. They are seldom seen or hard to find because they come only in pairs or just solitary and moves around in dense and dark areas of the lower part of the forest.  It feeds on beetles and other insects, snails and small vertebrates.

This is one of the birds found in Makiling Botanic Gardens (MBG), managed by Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems of the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR). The vast forest area with a water stream inside Makiling Botanical Garden is home to a lot of beautiful birds because of its well preserved forest ecosystem.