White-throated Kingfisher – juvenile

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“A juvenile/immature White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra), still being fed by the adult (below: adult on the right).

“Note that the juvenile has a lighter chestnut on head and belly compared to the adult. The juvenile’s white throat and breast feathers are fringed with black, giving a barred appearance (below).

“It also has a white supercilium above the eye (eyebrow stripe) which extends anteriorly – this feature is visible in a number of the juvenile birds posted on Oriental Bird Images (above, below).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
17th March 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

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