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Main features: The largest (37cm, 140-200g, females usually heavier); bill large (18-20cm) coral-red; upper parts blue; head brown; collar and underparts orange-yellow; feet red.
Adult: As above. Genders look alike.
Juvenile: Like the adult but with narrow dusky fringes on the collar, lower throat and breast and buff-green fringing on upper tail coverts.
Call: Described as flutey 3-4 note fuey falling in pitch; a loud ke-ke-keke-ke-ke in flight. Also a squawking cackle.
In flight: Plain blue wings; big red bill.
Collared Kingfisher (H. chloris): has black bill and feet; the Stork-billed has no white collar.
White-throated Kingfisher (H. smyrnensis): the Stork-billed has no underparts.
Black-capped Kingfisher (H. pileata): the Stork-billed has no white collar.
Status in Singapore: Uncommon resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands.
World distribution: India across the Asian subcontinent and Southeast Asia to Sulawesi.
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Amazing capture. I love the contrasting colors, the stunning details, soft background, and how the colors not only contrast, but also blend together to create an amazing photo. The feathers are vivid, as are the eyes, and beak. This is a heck of a photo. Congratulations.
- [2007-11-13 0:09]
Excellent sharpness,detail and awesome colors