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White-throated kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

Description:

This is a large kingfisher, 28 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large bill and legs are bright red. The flight of the white-throated kingfisher is rapid and direct, the short rounded wings whirring. In flight, large white patches are visible on the blue and black wings. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are a duller version of the adult.

Habitat:

Spotted inside IIM Trichy campus, Tamilnadu.


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2 Comments

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer a month ago

Its a millipede. Not really a pest. These Birds depend mainly on insects

Yvonne8
Yvonne8 a month ago

Is this beetle a pest?

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 10.76, Long: 78.81

Spotted on Dec 14, 2016
Submitted on Dec 14, 2016

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