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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:

This kingfisher is widespread and populations are not threatened. Average density of 4.58 individuals per km2. has been noted in the Sundarbans mangroves.

Notes:

Birds have sometimes been seen attracted to lights at night, especially during the monsoon season, suggesting that they are partly migratory.

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22 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thanks a lot Neil Dazet,

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Very nice Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thank you Jeannette

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Lovely spotting :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thanks Matthijs, here are two more at different location,
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/801...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/102...

Matthijs
Matthijs 6 years ago

what a beautiful colours! Great spotting!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thank You KMills

KMills
KMills 6 years ago

wow, this bird has beautiful colours! great photos too.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thanks Yorkie Sutaryo, Seema & wendy.yatno

achmmad
achmmad 6 years ago

Large! I love it,

Seema
Seema 6 years ago

great finding

YorkieSutaryo
YorkieSutaryo 6 years ago

Birds are just lovely creatures, arent they? :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thanks Andrea

AndreaBonomi
AndreaBonomi 6 years ago

Nice photos!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thanks KarenL

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Lovely photos!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thank You cormoros75

cormoros75
cormoros75 6 years ago

Beautiful series

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thanks Ismael Chaves,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Thanks Atul, and nice to see you as Noah Ranger

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

nice series!

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

good job Sachin !!

Ahmedabad, India

Lat: 22.93, Long: 72.47

Spotted on Jan 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

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