Monday, December 19, 2011

White collared kingfisher

Not the clear shot, as it was far and my camera lens is not long enough for wildlife photography, but it was still great to capture this blue and white kingfisher again, this is the clearest shot so far.
The White-collared Kingfisher (scientific name: Todirhamphus chloris)  is the most common Kingfisher, it is one of eight documented species of kingfishers in Singapore.  They are plenty of wide variety of prey that they take: from fish, crabs and prawns, to small snakes, insects, earthworms etc along the coastal areas and our wet land reserve, park etc.

This blue-and-white bird was featured on the S$10 notes of the "Bird Series" currency notes issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore between 1976 and 1984. It was also one of the wetland wildlife featured on a 2000 currency sheet with four values.

Smiling Sally


chubskulit said...

Beautiful capture.

My BLUE. Have a wonderful week full of love and joy for the holidays!

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Leah H. said...

Cute and adorable bird:)

Visiting for BM! Hope you can visit mine too..

Luna Miranda said...

oh, it's beautiful. what an unusual color for a bird.