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Medium (24cm); turquoise head and upperparts; broad white collar bordered by narrow black line; underparts white;
back varies from greenish-blue to turquoise;feet black; bill- maxilla black, mandible dirty white.
Adult: As above. In a mated pair, the male tends to be slightly more blue, while the female tends to be more green.
Juvenile: Duller; broader black collar margin; fine black scalloping across the breast.
Call: Described as variable laughing calls from a soft quiet chuckle to harsh loud maniacal kek-kek, kek-kek. At rest, has a gentle chup-kree.
In flight: Uniform turquoise upperparts.
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) has red bill and feet.
Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) has red bill and feet.
Status in Singapore: The most common Kingfisher in Singapore, resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands.
World distribution: Middle East to the Western Pacific.
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Excellent capture of this beautiful bird.
Nice colours with beautiful detail.