5 April 2013

Bird Watch - White Throated Kingfisher

Am back from vacation and find my garden turned into a sanctuary with the arrival of spring. Look who visited my garden....A White Throated Kingfisher, i am finding this pair almost everyday since last three days....
This bird is about the size of myna, brilliant turquoise blue above, with deep chocolate brown head neck and under parts. A conspicuous white shirt front and long, heavy, pointed red beak confirm its identity. A large white patch on the black wings shows up in flight. It can be seen far away from water as it depends most on small landlubbing prey.


17 comments:

  1. he does have a serious looking beak, doesn't he?!
    love the blue colouring.

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    1. ya he is....they in flight are more adorable to watch......

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  2. Wonderful shots of kingfisher.

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  3. wow! what a brightly colored bird!

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  4. Dynamic colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. What a great serie of photos of this Kingfisher!
    Well done!

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  6. Color me GREEN with envy!!! If I had birds like this in MY back yard, I wouldn't want to go on vacation. Beautiful.

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    1. hahaha.... it was my darling daughter's annual vacation.....

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  7. i have a picture of the same bird next to my house .. i also see them almost everyday !!! :*

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