Singapore Postcard: Kingfisher

Singapore Postcard: Kingfisher

He or she is there in the upper left, large head, long beak.

Their plumage has beautiful flashes of impossibly brilliant blue. I hear their “piew! piew!” calls more often than I see them.

I once saw one in a tree, listening, then suddenly dive and fly a hundred yards, catching a monster of a beetle in its mouth and swallowing it in one gulp.