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Alternative names: White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher
Includes: Brown-breasted Kingfisher
26Â·5â€“28 cm (10Â½-11 in)
Sexes are similar; juveniles are a duller version of the adult.
Large white patches are visible on the open wings.
They make use of a mixture of habitats such as ponds, canals, swamps and mudflats, usually with some trees. The are not always found near water.
Their varied diet consists of large insects such as crickets and grasshoppers, rodents, snakes, fish and frogs and small birds.
As with most kingfisher species, the nest chamber is in an earthy bank. The clutch consists of 4-7 round white eggs.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, June-2017
Two individuals calling- one near and other at a distance.Calls by Greater Coucal, Western Koel-male, Red-wattled Lapwing and Common Myna are heard in the BG.
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