“Our resident kingfisher has modified its call this season.
“The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) has many different calls. An audio recording (only amplified) of one it uses when perched on an electrical pole or in a tree is attached HERE. A ‘visual’ digital record of the calls is shown below.
What is odd is the second part of the call. The first trilling call is conventional but the second follow on harsh call I have not heard often but very common in this particular a bird. I am not sure what it relates to in this adult.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Canning Garden Home, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
14th December 2011