Erik Mobrand was walking along Philip Street in downtown Singapore on afternoon of 11th April 2011 when he encountered an injured Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda) standing outside an office building.
According to Erik, “Its left leg was apparently injured and perhaps it was stunned, as it was hardly moving. The security guards and passersby were watching the scared little guy.
“I called the Nature Society to ask for the number of an agency or shelter that might help out. I passed along the contact information at the security post and I do hope someone followed up. I don’t know the end of this story… but I hope it is a happy one.
“I wonder how an individual of this uncommon species ended up around Raffles Place in the first place.”