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  Collared Kingfisher

 

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Collared Kingfishers of the subspecies Halcyon chloris humii, that occurs from Myanmar & South Thailand southwards.

 

These kingfishers are commonly found in Singapore (fig.), where they are known to dive noisily on any flocks of mynas that are feeding within its breeding territory, thus insuring that insect food meant for its offspring is not poached. These birds have pale, greenish-blue upperparts, white underparts, a white collar, and a broad black eyestripe, as well as a buff to whitish loral supercilium.

 

  Collared Kingfisher

 

  Collared Kingfisher

 

Their legs are grey and their bills black, though the lower mandible is overall paler to almost white, apart from the black tip. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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