Collared Kingfisher feeding chick

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Irfan Choo photographed a series of images of the Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) delivering food to the chick/s. The nest was a cavity was in an old rotting tree. The wood had rotted such that a number of small openings had developed.


Typical of kingfishers, the adults were extremely careful flying to the nest. They did not take a direct route but flew to a nearby tree where they surveyed the surroundings. Only when convinced that no predators were around did they then fly the nest.

Hovering at the entrance of the nest, the adults delivered the food to the chick (left). Or they would perch around the entrance to deposit the food into the open mouth of the chick (above).

Mostly grasshoppers and spiders were delivered.

Images by Irfan Choo.

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  1. […] Bird Ecology Study Group » Collared Kingfisher feeding chick besgroup.talfrynature.com/2010/03/24/collared-kingfisher-feeding-chick – view page – cached Irfan Choo photographed a series of images of the Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) delivering food to the chick/s. The nest was a cavity was in an old rotting tree. The wood had rotted such that a number of small openings had developed. Filter tweets […]

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