Dr. Jayan Thomas is well-known among nature lovers in Kerala for his passion for birds. He holds a place in The Limca Book of World Records for photographing the Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, a rare bird from Alaska, in his hometown of Kannur. He is the only South Asian who has been able to photograph this uncommon bird.
It is probably his love towards these birds and the acumen of a doctor that makes him spot very rare and distinct avians. After the Sandpiper, Dr. Thomas now has a clear and detailed image of the usually shy and introverted Black-Capped Kingfisher, which he had photographed while bird-watching at Muzhappilangad drive-in beach.