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Mangrove Kingfisher (calling)

Mangrove Kingfisher (calling)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2012-04-20
Catégories: Birds
Appareil photographique: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposition: f/7.1, 1/250 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2012-04-29 5:45
Vue: 2289
Points: 10
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well, Mangrove Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is the other name of Collared Kingfisher only.

this type of Kingfishers are also known as 'White-collared Kingfisher'.

i found this bird on 20th April, 2012, in a village named, Namkhana.

when i took this photograph, a hard wind was blowing. and the bird was calling happily against that wind :)

i had already shared a bit of my experience [about seeing and photographing the bird] in my previous post. i saw two Mangrove Kingfishers over there at that time. this one is the first one. the previous one was the second.

in the previous photograph the front side was shown, and this one shows the back side of this beautiful Kingfisher.
from this point of view, it can be understood why this Kingfisher is called a White-collared Kingfisher.

the particular subspecies here is, Todiramphus chloris humii.


1. These birds perform courtship flights and the male may offer the female small tokens. Both parents make the nest, digging out a hole in dead trees or palms and sometimes take over woodpecker holes, or even burrowing into the active nests of ants and termites. The female begins incubating the clutch, and then the male takes over incubation later.

2. Kingfishers are perch-and-wait hunters, sitting on a branch, post, fence, mound or wire above the ground and waiting for their prey. When larger prey is caught, they pound it against the perch. They also hammer shells against stones to get at the mollusk or hermit crab inside. Sometimes, they will take prey from other birds.

3. Collared kingfishers are reportedly aggressive towards their own kind as well as other kingfisher species.

4. Kingfishers' trademark blue coloring is not an actual pigment on the feathers. Rather there are layers within the feathers that reflect only blue wavelengths of light. So, as kingfishers fly, their color may change from blue to green.

5. Kingfishers use a variety of laughing calls from a quiet chuckle to a harsh, loud "kek-kek, kek-kek" to communicate.

information courtesy:
Sea World

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-29 6:39]

Hello Ruby,
beautiful capture of this kingfisher taken by a excellent POV;
good light and nice contrast with a blue sky; splendid colours.
Thanks for sharing

Impressive perspective on this Kingfisher which seems to be the first of its kind on TN, Ruby.
Though the picture is pretty good, it is at moments such as this one that a zoom lens for bird imaging comes in handy to obtain greater quality. The way you are avid about bird photography, I can only suggest you could plan to go for a DSLR and a good zoom lens. I'm sure you would do wonders with it.
All the best!

Hi Ruby!
Nice to see another beautiful bird in your gallery!I have not this kind of chance...snif...
Nice POV and colors.Good job!TFS
Thanks also for visiting my gallery!I papreciated it!
Nice week and happy First May!

Hello Ruby
Interesting bird and nice photo with very good composition and wonderful lighting.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-29 23:23]
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Hi Ruby,
Your best image of a bird, beautiful species with fine composition just add some saturation to get better colors. tfs.

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