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White Throated Kingfisher

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The White-throated Kingfisher is one of the tree kingfishers.

The biological name for this white throated kingfisher is Halcyon smyrnensis. It also called as White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher.

The quick clarification of White throated kingfisher is given below,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Halcyonidae
Genus Halcyon
Species Halcyon smyrnensis

Physical Characteristics:

The White throated kingfisher is one of the noisy birds with length measuring about 28 cm. It is a large kingfisher when compared to others. The wingspan measure of this kingfisher is 40 to 42 cm. The weight of this kingfisher is 75 to 110g. These Kingfishers have large heads, long pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. The adult kingfisher has a bright blue back.

The white throated kingfisher has a chesnut head, flanks, shoulders and lower belly. Its throat and breast are white in colour. Its large bill and legs are bright red in colour. They have huge and long pointed bills which come in handy to hammer their prey to death. Swarming termites may also be caught during its flight. It takes rapid and direct flight. Its large white patches are visible during the flight. Both male and female kingfishers are similar.

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