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White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

FAMILY HALCYOIDAE 
(KINGFISHERS)

Habitat: Mostly open country in the plains with trees, wires or other perches

Distribution: Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, east through South Asia to the Philippines

Diet: Large crustaceans, insects, earthworms, rodents, snakes, fish, frogs, small birds; young are fed mostly on invertebrates

Distinguishing features:  Bright blue back, wings and tail; chestnut-coloured head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly; white throat and breast; bright red bill and legs



05-Nov-2011
5-Nov-2011 White-throated Kingfisher Pic: SK Srinivas
Pic: SK Srinivas

18-Oct-2011
18-Oct-2011 White-throated Kingfisher Pic: SK Srinivas
Pic: SK Srinivas

23-Jul-2011
23-Jul-2011 Kingfisher
Pic: Usha Rajagopalan

23-Jul-2011
23-Jul-2011 Kingfisher
Pic: Usha Rajagopalan