YC Wee
on 15th February 2022

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) […]

YC Wee
on 6th December 2021

Spotted a pair of White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) bathing in a pool of water. They would hover in the air and then plunge down into the puddle. One would […]

YC Wee
on 27th November 2021

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 […]

YC Wee
on 20th November 2021

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 […]

LW Teo
on 17th October 2021

The laughing kookaburra is also known as the laughing jackass in Australia. Wong Kais took a video of one such bird on the sidewalk of  Adelaide North Terrace. It looked […]

YC Wee
on 12th October 2021

Saw a single male Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella pulchella) at this location in dense primary forest and heard the advertising calls a number of times. The call is described as […]

YC Wee
on 2nd December 2019

Jkai Chan’s video of a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) mobbing a large Malayan Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) shows to what extent the kingfisher will do to defend its active nest. […]

YC Wee
on 17th November 2019

“A dream come true to see two Common Kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) together,” wrote Ang Siew Siew. “They seemed to take turns to bob their heads up and down. Or were […]

YC Wee
on 15th November 2019

Alfred Ng was at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in November 2019 when he encountered a Blackcapped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) hovering above the intertidal zone before plunging down to pick […]

YC Wee
on 22nd October 2019

“As part of the courtship display, the presumed male White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra) spreads out the wings repeatedly for 1-3 seconds. This is repeated a number of times. There […]


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