Project Description

The Rufous-collared Kingfisher is a nearly threatened (NT) species that can be found in FRIM. If you tread slowly into our nature trails, this vibrant and attractively coloured bird can possibly be seen, especially near Kem Perah and the Rover Track, areas which are adjacent to Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve. The Rufous-collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is widely distributed and can be found in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Kingfishers occupy a wide range of habitats, however, this Rufous-collared Kingfisher prefer to stay inside forest areas, close to water bodies or streams. Its survival is threatened by deforestation and habitat loss. Kingfishers are highly territorial birds, and they will locate a prime area based on food sources, desirable perching trees and safe roosting sites. As good as its name, this well known fish hunter also feed on various arthropods such as insects and large scorpions, snails, small snakes, and lizards. They will hunt their prey by diving from a low perch to snatch the prey off the water surface or off the ground.

Rufous-coloured Kingfisher, a nearly threatened bird species that can be found in FRIM.

Rufous-coloured Kingfisher, a nearly threatened bird species that can be found in FRIM.