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pied kingfisher

Description:

This kingfisher is about 17 cm long and is white with a black mask, a white supercilium and black breast bands. The crest is neat and the upperparts are barred in black. Several subspecies are recognized within the broad distribution. The nominate race is found in sub-Saharan Africa, extending into West Asia. A former subspecies syriaca is considered as merely a larger northern bird of the nominate species (following Bergmann's rule).Subspecies leucomelanura is found from Afghanistan east into India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos. The subspecies travancoreensis of the Western Ghats is darker with the white reduced. Subspecies C. r. insignis is found in Hainan and southeastern China and has a much larger bill. Males have a narrow second breast-band while females have a single broken breast band.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Kingfisher)




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10 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

This spotting could go in the Hunters and Animal Feeding Behavior mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8463...

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 6 years ago

thx added one more

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Fantastic!

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 6 years ago

thx all :)

AmyHawkins
AmyHawkins 6 years ago

Beautiful pictures!

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Wonderful series :)

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

amazing stuff!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Fantastic series.

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 6 years ago

thx

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 6 years ago

Great serie. Impressive pics.

HemantKumar
Spotted by
HemantKumar

Telangana, India

Lat: 17.53, Long: 78.33

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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