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Rufous-Collared Kingfisher


Rufous-Collared Kingfisher
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-11 2:26
Viewed: 3297
Points: 8
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Rufous-Collared Kingfisher
(Actenoides concretus)
Size: 23 cm

Description:
Medium-size, rufous and blue, forest kingfisher with diagnostic greenish crown. Male has neck collars and under-parts rufous orange, black eye-stripe and dark blue malar stripe and under-parts. Female has mantle and wings dark green, spotted with buff. Iris-brown; bill-yellow with dark culmen; feet-pale yellow.

Voice:
A loud, rising whistle kwee, kweee……, of about 1 note per second, or single calls at rate of about 1 per minute.

Habits:
The true forest kingfishers that live away from pools or rivers. It’s an uncommon bird of the lowlands and hill forests up to 1500m, on Sunatra and Borneo. It hunts from low perch, taking most of its food on the ground. A shy birds that rarely seen, prone to sit motionless for long periods, and more active at dusk or dawn.

Distribution:
Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.


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  • gostol (83)
  • [2010-04-11 3:52]

Hi.
The first time I saw such a bird, here in Poland there are no such. Beautiful colors.
Regards
Agnes

Wow!!!! 1st time for me...tfs....

Raja

Hi Ang,
another superbe picture of yours with this colourfull and nice kingfisher. Perhaps you could ad some information about where you took the picture?
TFS
Pierre

Hello Yong
Beautiful! Excellent color sharpness and POV.
Congratulations and thanks for the photo sharing
Hello Vanni

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