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White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis


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. (Ref. Wikipedia)


Foothills of Shivalik.

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Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

bee.jacbs and Noah Citizen, thank you.

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 7 years ago

that's quite a beautiful series!

bee.jacbs 7 years ago

Beautiful shot Harsha. Thanks for sharing.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Thank you.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago


Harsha Singh
Spotted by
Harsha Singh

Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Apr 23, 2013
Submitted on May 9, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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