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

Pic: Usha Rajagopalan

23-Jul-2011

Pic: SK Srinivas

23-Jul-2011

Pic: SK Srinivas

18-Oct-2011