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Yummy lunch
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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
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 4:08
Viewed: 2803
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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Wow, what pretty colors ! Nice composition and good detail. A shame the POV couldn't be just a bit lower, but I imagine it was a case of 'catch as catch can' without scaring it away.

TFS, Mish

Great capture! A really colorful bird! Good detail, too! Cheers! Klaus

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