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Blue-Eared Kingfisher (Male)

Blue-Eared Kingfisher (Male)
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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: 2011-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-30 4:32
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Points: 2
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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.

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