White-throated Kingfishers in Singapore
Singapore is a great location for observing Kingfishers and there are several species to observe. The largest Kingfisher is the Stork-billed Kingfisher and the smallest Kingfisher is the Black-backed Kingfisher. White-throated Kingfishers are a substantial size of around 28cm and are quite widespread throughout the island.
Our first encounter with a White-throated Kingfisher in Singapore in March was at Gardens by the Bay, but it was a brief observation in poor light. We were hopeful of more observations of White-throated Kingfishers during our three week visit and we were not disappointed.
We encountered the White-throated Kingfisher at the Changi Business Park and along the Green Corridor-the header photo. We also observed the White-throated Kingfisher at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I was able to take some photographs of the White-throated Kingfisher as it perched on a metal structure whilst it looked for food. The bird kindly rotated and I was able to capture both sides of it!
The next opportunity to capture some photographs of the White-throated Kingfisher was during a walk down Neo Tiew Harvest Lane. The bird was more cooperative than some other birds and once again I could capture the spectacular colours of this large Kingfisher.
On our second visit to Tampines Eco Green we noticed a White-throated Kingfisher at the top of a tall dead tree and with a beautiful blue sky as a background I took a photo.
As I took the photo there was a blur across the camera screen and I presumed I was losing the White-throated Kingfisher. However, we were gaining another White-throated Kingfisher!
A pair of White-throated Kingfishers!
Singapore is a great location for anybody who loves the Kingfisher family, because there is a good variety of species and they are found in many locations around the island.