Photo by Myron Tay
Here's a bird photo that caught my eye this week. I'd never heard of a Stork-billed Kingfisher before. The photo, taken by Myron Tay, showed up on WildlifeExtra.com as its 'Reader Photo of the week 13-19 October'. Myron Tay's photograph of this resplendent Kingfisher, with a crayfish in its huge bill, was taken in Singapore.
Wikipedia photo uploaded by Dibyendu Ash
Stork-billed Kingfishers are native to the Indian sub-continent, south-east Asia and the Phillipines. This kingfisher, with the mammoth bill, is a large bird at 14-15" long. It is quite close in size to the widespread Belted Kingfisher (13") in North America, and the Ringed Kingfisher (16") in the Rio Grande Valley and other parts of southern Texas.
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