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White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis


Colourful bird with a red beak waiting to catch breakfast. the white " bib" gives it the name.


The third of the large lakes near my house...this one is a little further away than the other two. The sad thing is there is a market in front and a lot of rubbish has accumulated on the side of the lake...not to mention the flowers used in worship that are immersed! Then there are the huts dotting the perimeter....


This is the state bird of West Bengal, India. The state where I live. Bengalis are known for their love of is this bird. Makes sense!

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SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thanks Brian...had I had time to wait a bit I wiuld definitely have seen it catch breakfast. Glad you like it.

Brian38 a year ago

Beautiful bird Sukanya!

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Feb 19, 2019
Submitted on Feb 21, 2019

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