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Turtle Island Marine Park, Sabah


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 600 mm
Exposure 1/180, f/5.6, ISO not available 
Image size 600 x 400 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Coraciiformes   Family  Alcedinidae

Deutsch  Halsbandliest Dutch  Witkraagijsvogel
Italian  Martin pescatore dal collare Spanish  Alción Acollarado


The Collared, also called Mangrove or White-collared Kingfisher, has 50 subspecies, making it one of the most polymorphic of all bird species. From the Red Sea to eastern Samoan islands, its range covers 10 000 miles. A constant feature, although not diagnostic, is the large bill with black upper mandible and mainly yellowish-horn lower mandible.


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Collared Kingfisher
Todiramphus chloris
Martin-chasseur à collier blanc

Jean-Michel PAULUS