Kingfishers of India

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.

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.