Friday, August 13, 2010

The Kings are back!

Mr and Mrs King are back once again. Contrary to common belief that White-throated Kingfishers will reuse their nest hole from the previous year. The pair have selected a new sight about two meters away from the previous nest hole. It's just day two and they have just began preliminary excavation.
Typically with kingfishers you can tell the gender by the color of the beaks. However, with this pair, it is hard to tell the gender apart even with the pair sitting side by side. The only physical difference is one (bird in the forefront) has a gap between upper and lower beaks and the other has a slightly darker lower beak.

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