Blue-eared Kingfisher – Immature male vs female

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“A comparison of an immature male (top, from an earlier time) with immature female (bottom) Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting meninting).


“The bill colour differences are a useful ID.

“Although it could be argued that the bird on the top is still undergoing transformation and the bill colour may change further.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date: 12th September 2016

Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Rural environment with overgrowth


One Response

  1. Daisy O'Neill

    Morning Amar,

    Indeed, this comparison is useful especially for subadult males that is often confusing to fesh eyes.
    Tks for short but informative post.

    Just back having experienced first hand what earth tremor was like that sent my bed swaying- life can be but exciting for bird travellers!

    Happy birding,



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