IDENTIFICATION OF WHITE-THROATED KINGFISHERS

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White-throated Kingfisher

Amar-Singh’s article and photographs published on this website yesterday (Friday 13th April) showed the difference between an adult and a juvenile White Throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis).

White-throated Kingfisher

“This species is common in Singapore, and not skittish. It is easy to photograph.

Water garden

“In my house, kingfishers are frequent visitors because I have sunk half a dozen PVC vats in my garden and stocked them with fish, snails and edible plants to attract water birds (above).

White-throated Kingfisher

“After reading Amar’s article, I looked through the kingfisher portraits I have accumulated and noticed that there was quite a bit of variation in the patterns of various individuals.

White-throated Kingfisher

“Are these variations sex-linked, age-linked or simply random?

“Would anyone like to throw some light on the matter?”

Lee Chiu San
Singapore
14th April 2018

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