Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)

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Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)

Post by dolina on Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:12 am

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The blue-eared kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) is found in Asia, ranging across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is found mainly in dense shaded forests where it hunts in small streams. It is darker crowned, with darker rufous underparts and lacking the rufous ear stripe of the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) which is found in more open habitats. A number of subspecies have been described that differ in measurement and colour shade. Adult males have an all dark bill while females have a reddish lower mandible.

This 16 centimetres (6.3 in) long kingfisher is almost identical to the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) but is distinguished by the blue ear coverts, darker and more intense cobalt-blue upperparts with richer rufous under parts. The juvenile blue-eared kingfisher has rufous ear-coverts as in the common kingfisher but it usually shows some mottling on the throat and upper breast which disappears when the bird reaches adulthood. Young birds have a reddish bill with whitish tips.

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Re: Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)

Post by BENCYF on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:36 am

wow.. very nice. Eye's reflection is great.

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Post by nelson khor on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:33 pm

Lovely little kingfisher...

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Re: Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)

Post by dolina on Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:22 am

Thanks ben and nelson

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