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White Breasted Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis


very attractive bird with a brilliant blue colored back and a white chest patch mixed with brown.,has a long red colored beak .great hunter catches fish with a great technique .once the fish is caught it takes it on a perch and then eats it

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Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Love this bird.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Bright shots,

Atul 9 years ago

you will Viv, its just patience that is needed and these birds are very cooperative .

VivBraznell 9 years ago

Wish I could get a good photo of these Kingfishers Atul. I've seen a few recently but can't get close enough : ) Guess I will have to get a camera with a better zoom

Atul 9 years ago

thank you too Elsa

Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you very much for that very kind compliment! Made my day! :) You've got some pretty cool ones yourself!

Atul 9 years ago

thanks elsa
u have posted loads of good snaps as well n personally a fan of ur spottings

Elsa 9 years ago


Atul 9 years ago

thanks mitch u know what man i just love to watch these guys
unfortunately though havent had the luck to see their nesting sites
we have a few varieties of kingfishers in india

MitchRay 9 years ago

Outstanding series

Spotted by

Union Territory of Damān and Diu, India

Spotted on Sep 27, 2010
Submitted on Jul 11, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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