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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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i like your lightning here!your BG!and your POV!
wow it's so bright, really like the contrast between blur light green background with the bird, the pose also excellent, any saturation adjustment?, excellent shot
Your framing works well here - I like how the perch runs along the bottom of the frame and the off-centre placement of the bird.
The shot is quite over-exposed though, and you've lost some detail in the highlights. Reducing the exposure by a stop or so would have improved it a lot.