Johnny Wee was at Singapore’s Lower Peirce Reservoir on 8th February 2009 when he photographed an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Cyex erithacus) catching a prawn.
Dr Khoo Hong Woo identified the prawn as probably a juvenile Macrobrachium rosenbergii, closely related to the edible udang gala we are familiar with.
This kingfisher is an uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant and was earlier spotted at MacRitchie Reservoir. Prior to these sighting, there were few records, probably missed by birdwatchers.
An earlier post on the food of the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher was made in nearby Johor, Malaysia.