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Collared Kingfisher


Collared Kingfisher
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2008-10-12
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposición: f/6.3, 1/160 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2008-11-05 3:32
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Puntos: 2
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Collared Kingfisher
Halcyon chloris

Main features:
Medium (24cm); turquoise head and upperparts; broad white collar bordered by narrow black line; underparts white;
back varies from greenish-blue to turquoise;feet black; bill- maxilla black, mandible dirty white.
Adult: As above. In a mated pair, the male tends to be slightly more blue, while the female tends to be more green.

Juvenile: Duller; broader black collar margin; fine black scalloping across the breast.

Call: Described as variable laughing calls from a soft quiet chuckle to harsh loud maniacal kek-kek, kek-kek. At rest, has a gentle chup-kree.

In flight: Uniform turquoise upperparts.

Similar birds:
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) has red bill and feet.
Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) has red bill and feet.

Status in Singapore: The most common Kingfisher in Singapore, resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands.

World distribution: Middle East to the Western Pacific.

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Hello Ang,

Excellent capture of this beautiful bird.
Nice colours with beautiful detail.
Good composition.

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