“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).
“This species is common in Singapore, and not skittish. It is easy to photograph.
“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).
“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.
“Are these variations sex-linked, age-linked or simply random?
“Would anyone like to throw some light on the matter?”
Lee Chiu San
14th April 2018