WHITE-THROATED KINGFISHER WITH FISH PREY

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White-throated Kingfisher

‘On the late morning of 13th January 2016, a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) landed on its perch in mid-pond with a prey clasped between its beak (above).

White-throated Kingfisher

“On closer inspection, it was identifiable as a Croaking Guorami (Trichopsis vittata), which had already stopped croaking by this time (above).

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“After swallowing this slippery and succulent snack, there was a smile of satisfaction on its face (above).

White-throated Kingfisher

“The Kingfisher then remained seated on its ‘throne’, scanning its ‘kingdom’ for more unsuspecting prey to pounce upon (above).”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
26th January 2016

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