Call of the Stork-billed Kingfisher

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Jeremiah Loei’s 2012 video captured the loud, shrill call of the Stork-billed Kingfishers (Pelargopsis capensis) at Pasir Ris Park. Each series of krek-krek-krek-krek-krek… was accompanied by the flipping up of its tail to be immediately lowered.

Was it responding to a softer call in the background, sounding like a variation of this soft call in the background? Or a variation of this call?

Jeremiah Loei
26th July 2018

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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