Nice shot, it's the same dead tree as on my picture Diego. Greetings Berend
haha I know, that´s why I found your picture funny with the kingfisher:D saludos, Diego!
White-collared Kingfisher (Halcyon chloris).
Are you sure that you got the right name SHoweBOU. I thought that it is the Collared Kingfisher, Todirhamphus chloris. Greetings Berend
Hi Berend, welcome to the confusing and continually mobile world of taxonomics/bird nomenclature. The type specimen of this species started life as Alcedo chloris, Boddaert 1783 from Buru. Todiramphus (sic) genus was introduced by J.F.Gmelin in 1788 for a bird from Tonga and the Collared Kingfisher was later transferred to that genus. Now it is "often merged into Halcyon" [Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol 6 (2001)]. Meanwhile this species has been found throughout the SE Asian archipelago with currently 49 subspecies (trinomial) names being applied, reflecting slight variations between different island races. The ones occuring on Borneo are T.c.chloris, (Boddaert) 1783, and T.c.laubmannianus, Grote 1933. As for the common (so-called trivial) name, one can pick from Collared Kingfisher or Black-masked/White-collared/Sordid Kingfisher (Eng), Martin-chasseur a collier bleu (Fr), Halsbandliest (Ger), Alcion Acollarado (Sp). Correct your spelling of Todiramphus and we are both right! Cheers, Stan.
wow.. wonderfull conversation about the name.. personally I like birds (and animals in general) a lot... but I see I have to study a lot... as you saw I just wrote King fisher... hehehe
Best regards from Spain, saludos!!! diego
Beautiful bird! One of my favourite species. Stan, thanks for the etimology. Best regards: Daniel
I´m glad you liked this picture Daniel!! I like this birds too although I´m not a proffessional as stan hehehe
Best regards, diego
I WANT GOOGLE EARTH TO ACCEPT WILDLIFE IMAGES!!!
This photograph was accepted in Google Earth when it was uploaded (it is possible to see it as it has had many views in the last 30 days, in the stats) and right now (I saw it today) it is not... Why did they change that? Yesterday I had 72 pictures not accepted by GE.. today I have 113 not accepted in GE...
I don´t know why GE can´t accept pictures of wildlife in National Parks.. they are the main topic of that places as important as a picture of the landscape... Hope they could change that so more people would enjoy Nature in their Natural habitat....
But I can´t even understand why they fired 40 of my pictures of the GE without asking, advice or anything... thankx for it... (that last was ironic)
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Photo taken in Jalan Kampung Selabat, Kampung Pasir Putih, 93010 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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