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White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

Description:

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

Habitat:

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....

Notes:

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

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2 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 weeks ago

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

Brian38
Brian38 4 weeks ago

Beautiful bird Sukanya!

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

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

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