14 April 2012

Akkulam Lake: White Throated Kingfisher

Akkulam LAke is frequented by the elusive Kingfisher. The actual species, it turns out, is named  'White Throated Kingfisher' (Halycon smyrnensis fusca). A spotted a pair, one feeding the other a centipede but due to the lighting the colours have not come as spectacular as you expect in a Kingfisher. A distant shot, however, revealed the unmistakable blue backs and  brown heads.

A Kingfisher holding the centipede and the other showing its white throat

A distant shot reveals the blue plumage of the Kingfisher

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