Ground Cavity nester

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

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.

Blue-tailed bee-eater Merops philippinus

Key features Green birds with brown neck and black eye stripe. The bluish tail has wire-like elongated feathers. Range Throughout India with breeding range falling in Northern India and North-Eastern India, found in South India during non-breeding season.Seen near farmland, parks or ricefields. It is most often seen near large waterbodies.
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Photo1 Courtesy of JJ Harrison, Photo2 Courtesy of Jason Thompson
Sound Courtesy of Paul I. Holt, AV#4024. Accessible at Avocet Avian Vocalizations Center.

Referred from: 1. Wikipedia  2.BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Merops philippinus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/01/2015

Blue-cheeked bee-eater Merops persicus

Key features Green birds with a broad blue “eyebrow” and a blue cheek. The neck has yellow above and brown below. The greenish tail has wire-like elongated feathers.Range North western and Northern India.It is found in semi-desert areas and open grassland.
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Photo1 Courtesy of Yuriy75, Photo2 Courtesy of Werner Witte
Sound Courtesy of Thijs Fijen, XC118138, Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/118138

Indian Range Referred from: .BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Merops persicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/01/2015