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Blue-Eared Kingfisher (Female)


Blue-Eared Kingfisher (Female)
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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: 2011-03-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/3 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-31 6:31
Viewed: 3592
Points: 4
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Blue-Eared Kingfisher
(Alcedo meninting) 蓝耳翠鸟
Size: 13 cm

Description:
Distinguished with some difficulty from common kingfisher by its lack of rufous ear coverts, darker blue head and wings and darker rufous under-parts.

Voice:
Similar to common kingfisher, but shorter and even more high-pitched.

Habits:
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.

Distribution:
Rare resident breeder and winter visitors in Singapore.

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I am the 9th person who viewed your excellent shot, I donít understand why they skip to comment. For me it is an excellent photograph of a King fisher. Very brilliant colour and perfect focuse.
Tfs
samiran

Excellent picture of this beautiful bird. regards yiannis

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  • manuel75 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 1 N: 294] (1729)
  • [2011-03-31 14:12]

Excellent capture!
Simply fantastic.
Thanks for sharing
Manuel

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