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White-throated Kingfisher

By Karuma1970
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

After posting a kingfisher yesterday I wondered if I could post a kingfisher a day for a week and make them all different. Here is Day 2

The White-throated Kingfisher is a large kingfisher, 27–28 cm (10.6–11.0 in) in length. I took this photograph on the backwaters in Kerala where they were sometimes perched on trees next to the water.

Tags: Kingfisher Bird India Kerala Wildlife and nature Kerala backwaters

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17 Mar 2021 9:22AM
A beauty Mike,
Fred.
richmowil Plus
13 475 2 England
17 Mar 2021 9:42AM
A beautiful bird Mike. Another one I have not seen, one day maybe.
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2021 9:47AM
Another beautiful variation. Lovely image.

Kath
17 Mar 2021 9:52AM
Nice capture reminds a bit of a Kookaburra ?
17 Mar 2021 10:04AM

Quote:Nice capture reminds a bit of a Kookaburra ?


I think, and there will be plenty here who will know for sure, that the kookaburra is closely related to kingfishers.
Mike
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
17 Mar 2021 10:24AM
An impressive bird Mike , excellent capture
Ian
johnke Plus
9 231 17 England
17 Mar 2021 12:00PM
Nicely captured Mike, similar to the woodland KF but much larger....John
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
17 Mar 2021 12:56PM
A very lovely bird Mike.
17 Mar 2021 2:04PM
That’s another great capture Mike. I love the markings.

Karen
17 Mar 2021 6:49PM
Mike great to see another one. To capture one Kingfisher in a lifetime is an achievement. A joy to view these birds. Debs
17 Mar 2021 7:55PM

Quote:Mike great to see another one. To capture one Kingfisher in a lifetime is an achievement. A joy to view these birds. Debs


To capture two looks like carelessness.

Mike
IamDora 1 6 Canada
17 Mar 2021 9:38PM
He looks like someone was throwing paint at him. What a beak he has! Thank you for posting this. He's new to me.

(I'm still illegal)
gconant Plus
10 32 1 United States
18 Mar 2021 12:35AM
A very nice image Mike !!
He's got a heck of a beak on him.

Glenn
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2021 1:57PM
What an absolute beauty ... I have seen these exquisite kingfishers in India and they are amazing...
Long beak !! Good capture, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
19 Mar 2021 11:58AM
Awesome image Mike

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