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White-breasted Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

Description:

This is a large kingfisher, 27–28 cm (10.6–11.0 in) 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.

Habitat:

Near water body

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 5, 2013
Submitted on Aug 18, 2017

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