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|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.|
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.
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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very beautiful colors. The place where it "parked" is perfect with its green to obtain the good image you took :)
Hello Ang! Beautiful composition. Nice colors. Good moment! Cheers!
- [2007-08-08 8:52]
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