Blue-Eared Kingfisher (Male)
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|Blue-Eared Kingfisher |
(Alcedo meninting) 蓝耳翠鸟
Size: 13 cm
Distinguished with some difficulty from common kingfisher by its lack of rufous ear coverts, darker blue head and wings and darker rufous under-parts.
Similar to common kingfisher, but shorter and even more high-pitched.
Prefer a more wooded habitat than the common kingfisher. Is usually seen at rivers and pools inside forest and sometimes near cultivation, but never in open country. It is a low-density species not numerous anywhere. Sits on a low perch near the water and flies down to catch small fish and invertebrates. Quite shy; it takes off rapid flight low across the water when disturbed.
Rare resident breeder and winter visitors in Singapore.
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We are neighbours and both of us have posted Kingfishers today, Ang.
It is a very good shot from a bold point of view.
This species of Kingfishers is the most attractive in the world.