White-throated Kingfisher and its nesting hole

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS was on the way home from bird watching on 31st December 2013 when he spotted this White-throated Kingfish (Halcyon smyrnensis) sitting on a road marker.

He turned back to watch from a distance and realized that the kingfisher was using it as a convenient perch to enter and leave the nest that was about a meter up on the bank by the side of a main rural road.

Its partner was watching from the secondary growth by the roadside.

The location was at the outskirts of Gopeng in the Perak state of Malaysia – a main road leading to a rural community

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