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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)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 4:15
Viewed: 3056
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot this collared kingfisher near a big drain, well i didnt know that it can turned it head 180 degrees to spot check on me while i taking this photo.

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.


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Hi Ang,

very beautiful colors. The place where it "parked" is perfect with its green to obtain the good image you took :)

Gio

Hello Ang! Beautiful composition. Nice colors. Good moment! Cheers!

Great shot - Ang! As always a superb BG - only nit would be, that it's a little small, to make out more details on the bird.
Minor nit though! Cheers, Klaus

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