White-throated Kingfisher


Scientific Name: Halcyon smyrnensis
Common Name: White-throated Kingfisher
Other Names: Kilkila

Identifying Features: Red beak, long pointed beak, brown body, white throat, white breast, blue wings, black eyes, usually found near wetlands.

Fun Facts:

  • The White-throated kingfishers as a group feed on wide variety of food e.g., fish, frogs, snakes, rats, etc.
  • They produce loud calls to make others aware of its presence.


This image was clicked by Nitoo Das.

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