Stork-billed Kingfisher harassed

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This Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis malaccensiswas) was harassed by a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) who interrupted it’s dive for fish and also chased it away. Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Location: Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Wetlands, Padi Fields … Continued

White-throated Kingfisher – nesting

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Quite a number of White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) are breeding in the city and using man-made holes, especially blocked drainage holes. Note mud-stained beak in the above image. We wonder if, after some generations, they will have impaired abilities to … Continued

White-throated Kingfisher – with prey

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White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) with a cricket or roach-like prey.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Urban environment Date: 3rd September 2020 Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor … Continued