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White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

Description:

White-throated kingfishers, also known as smyrna kingfishers, are a widely distributed tree kingfisher found all across Eurasia. They eat a variety of things; this one appeared to be eating a caterpillar as you can see in the second photograph. Their white breast is very distinctive and makes for easy identification. However, in Singapore, while they are in flight if you only have a passing glance and the sun is bright you can mistake it for a mynah, a much more common bird. Its call distinguishes it, and makes it a distinctive "little" bird-- it is actually one of our larger kingfishers.

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4 Comments

tanvid1
tanvid1 9 years ago

Thank you triggsturner!

triggsturner
triggsturner 9 years ago

This first image is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 10 years ago

Thanks Marta RubioTexeira!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

duttagupta35504
Spotted by
duttagupta35504

Singapore

Spotted on May 13, 2014
Submitted on May 14, 2014

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