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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, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-10 3:45
Viewed: 3094
Points: 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.


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Che colore incredibile questo kingfish,l'aspetto e' come quelli che abbiamo qui' in Italia ma il colore, perlomeno visto da dietro, e' totalmente differente.
Non so' da voi ma qui' e' una difficile cattura, poiche' non sono molto comuni.
Un saluto Pierdamiano

good note good colors and good focus but sharpness could be better

well done
aleks ;)
bye

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