Spotted this juvenile White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) that was being fed by an adult in the neighbourhood. Note the barred breast in the juvenile (above) and darker bill (below: face comparison with an adult at top; different lighting).
The calls the juvenile was making are available here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/562973
They were the usual juvenile food-begging calls and were fast, persistent and loud. Juvenile calls were 0.05 seconds long, given at 9 per second and of low frequency (below: sonogram and waveform).
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment
Date: 28th May 2020
Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED
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