Collared Kingfisher feeding on a cockroach

on 25th May 2011

“Just like to share that, on 17th May 2011, I spotted a Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) feeding on a cockroach. I’ve been watching it for a few occasions, but only to see it fly off after a long while. This time, it was perched on a branch for minutes, I lost it for a few seconds and the next moment I realised it had perched above a standalone rubbish dump next to the tree, clamped with a cockroach between it’s beak. Saw the whole sequence of it swallowing it’s food.”

Ong Ei Leen
17th May 2011

Image by Dr. Redzlan Abdul Rahman, from his earlier post that gives an account of an Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) catching and eating an American cockroach (Periplaneta americana).

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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