White-throated Kingfisher – Orb Spider prey

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“White-throated Kingfishers (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) are common in urban and semi-urban environments. Rarely do I see one in primary jungle.

“This immature bird had possibly followed a ‘broken’ trail 1.5 km into the forest.

“I came across it with a large Golden Orb-Web Spider prey (Nephila species Spider). It was branch swiping the prey and as I got closer, it possibly decided I was after its breakfast and took off. The bird did not look well nourished.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
11th May 2018

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Broken-trail along primary jungle

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