Collared Kingfisher feeding on a cockroach

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“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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