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Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis


This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill.


3000 m in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in the foothills of the Nilgiris mountain range, Tamil Nadu.

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Common Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis Common kingfisher

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pamsai 5 years ago

Oh what a pity ! Thanks Malcolm...

Hi Pamsai, unfortunately this is not a Blue-eared Kingfisher as it has a reddish/brown ear. The Blue-eared Kingfisher looks like this:
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Kerala, India

Spotted on Oct 24, 2015
Submitted on Nov 16, 2015

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