Collared Kingfisher caught a sunbird…

K'fisherC-sunbird [PhilipToh] 1

Philip Toh documented a Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) catching a sunbird, killed and de-feathered it before feeding it to its chick.

K'fisherC-sunbird [PhilipToh] 2

Collared Kingfisher’s diet includes a wide variety of animal like caterpillars, grasshoppers, earthworms and lizards LINK; cockroaches LINK; cicadas LINK; frogs LINK, pufferfish LINK; crabs LINK; and skinks LINK.

Nesting chicks are fed mainly with animal foods as the growing chicks need plenty of protein LINK.

Philip Toh
Singapore
17th June 2017

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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