colorful birds

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Key Features White-throated kingfishers are bright blue birds with chocolate colored head and belly.Throat and breast has white.They are tree kingfishers and hence can be found away from water as well. Range They are found throughout India.They can be found in towns and cities.
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Photo1 & Photo2 – Own Work
Sound Courtesy of Albert Lastukhin & Sergei Karpeev, XC209538 & XC209214.. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/209538. & www.xeno-canto.org/209214.

Green bee-eater Merops orientalis

Key features Green birds with blue chin, black eye stripe and neck band. The head is tinged with orange-brown. They have wire-like elongated tail feathers. Range Throughout India.
green bee-eater index

Photo1 Courtesy of JJ Harrison, Photo2 Courtesy of Jason Thompson
Sound Courtesy of Vir Joshi, XC122982. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/174979.

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Key features Green birds with a hooked red bill. The male has a black and rose ring around the neck.Female lacks the bright rings around the neck.Range All over India.It is a gregarious bird.
rose-ringed parakeet

Photo1 Courtesy of Ramakrishna Reddy Y, Photo2 Courtesy of Ravindra R
Sound Courtesy of Rajgopal Patil, XC207014, Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/207014

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Key Features Sparrow sized bird with bluish or bluish-green upper parts and rusty orange lower parts.They have a large bill.They are found near water. Range They are found throughout India.
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Photo Courtesy of Dr Jyoti Prasad Pattnaik
Sound Courtesy of Mike Nelson , XC73074. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/73074.