01 August, 2010

Male Rufous-Collared Kingfisher

1st August 2010, Kemensah, Selangor

His call could be heard loud and clear just as I finished parking  the jeep  beside the trail. I immediately went searching for the source of the sound and saw him on a nearby tree. He called non-stop for almost 20 minutes even when I was taking his photos.  The previous sighting of this species was almost exactly a year ago, and it was a female.


Poor fella had lost a few of his tail feathers. Not to worry, he’ll get it back soon.






  1. Wow very colorful one! Enjoy all your posts and photos..

  2. One of my favourite kingfishers!
    I've found a male bird once in Borneo. He was giving a loud call like this as well.