White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) , Agra India

also white-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher , widely distributed in Eurasia. It perches conspicuously on wires or other exposed perches in its territory as I found her , near Mehtab Bagh , scouting for her early morning breakfast and possibly a sunrise view of the Taj !

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2 thoughts on “White-throated Kingfisher

  1. Beautiful shot. I was always curious about this bird, I saw it many times at my nearby places however I didn’t know it’s name. Now I know it’s Smyrna Kingfisher. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Ashu. I am glad this helped you identify.

      It is fairly commonly found near Taj (and i was at the Mehtab Bagh behind it). There are a few good resources online that can help you with bird identification should you need to do more of that in future. Sometimes even posting a picture to these forums with additional data might help.

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