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The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Posted by
dotcompals (Palakkad, India) on 7 November 2020 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines.

This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.

Location : Tattamangalam Palakkad, Kerala, India
Text info courtesy : Wikipedia
Camera : Canon EOS 1300 D
Lens : 55- 250mm

Canon EOS REBEL XTi 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm

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Florence from Bretagne, France

An incredible catch. Like a drawing made with colored pencils

7 Nov 2020 7:28am

@Florence: Thank you Florence.

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Sympa !

7 Nov 2020 8:17am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

une espèce que je découvre et intéressant fond droite

7 Nov 2020 8:45am

Patrice from Plaisir, France

Un petit manque de netteté, quel dommage, oui quel dommage.

7 Nov 2020 8:06pm

@Patrice: Désolé, je n'ai pas le bon objectif pour ce type de photographie. J'utilise un sigma 70-300mm sur mon Canon EOS Digial Rebel

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely bird & colors.

7 Nov 2020 9:30pm

@omid: Thank you

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

very nice bird

7 Nov 2020 10:09pm

@Ralf Kesper: indeed. Very common where i live.

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

a great look at this bird - I like his blue wing

7 Nov 2020 11:41pm

@Jason Kravitz: Yes.

1/200 second
ISO 400
300 mm