White-collared Kingfisher

Kingfisher Lin Yangchen 

The White-collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is one of eight documented kingfisher species in Singapore. It can be distinguished by its aquamarine to turquoise-coloured upper parts and head, black bill and feet and white breast and belly. Besides fish, it also feeds on other animals such as insects, worms and crabs. It usually hunts from a perch such as a fence, wire or low tree branch over an open space, and is commonly spotted in mangrove and coastal areas, gardens and parks.

Learn more about this bird here.

(Photo credit: Lin Yangchen)

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