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Kingfisher, White-throated

  


Name: Kingfisher, White-throated

Scientific name: Halcyon smyrensis

Type: Kingfisher

Color: Blue,Brown,Red

Habitat: Coast

Size: 21cm




Conservation status:

Vagrant


Description:

Large, unmistakable brightly coloured kingfisher with enormous red bill, dark brown head and belly, large white ‘bib’, brilliant turquoise-blue upperparts and black forewing. In its fast straight flight shows conspicuous white primary-patches. Rather noisy; often perches on wires (but can sit well hidden) looking for prey on ground, which is often taken in shrike-like manner.




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