Flying Rainbow

  • Title: Flying Rainbow
  • Duration: 1 × 60’ HD
  • Producer: India
  • Year: 2016

The Western Ghats in India is one of important biodiversity hotspot of the world. The film covering the period from end May to October which is period of the Monsoon in India. Story is based around the smallest Kingfishers of Asia that lives in these parts of the Ghats called the Oriental Dwarf kingfisher. This tiny bird is super adaptable when it comes to prey and feeds on anything it can catch including fish.

Monsoon is the breeding season for this bird. This season brings food but can also be a threat for kingfisher. There also does exist a constant danger from the predators. So the practice of raising 2 broods a season is more like an insurance policy for these birds as it gives them a window from June to October and they can time the breeding accordingly, adapting to the changing weather patterns.

The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher is one of the most enigmatic and rarely filmed birds in the world. This fascinating documentary spends a year with them to show a full cycle of live of The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.