Ruddy Kingfisher collided onto a glass window

On the morning of 20th October 2012, Adeline aka Merlion Wayfarer had a kingfisher crashed onto her window LINK. The bird landed on the ground, stunned (above left). Soon it moved and flew off, to collide with a wall, dazed (above right). The kingfisher recovered from its second collision and flew off.

“I was unable to ID the bird until I came across the Melinda’s post LINK,” wrote Adeline. It was a Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda), an uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor to Singapore.

Earlier we had another report of this migrant kingfisher apparently colliding with a glass window of an office building in downtown Singapore LINK.

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