White throated Kingfisher

Common Name: White throated Kingfisher
Scientific Name: Halcyon smyrnensis
Nepali Name: Setokhante Matikore ( सेतोकण्ठे माटीकोरे )
Size: 28cm 
Location: Budanilkhanta, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

This White throated Kingfisher is commonly found around Kathmandu valley and other regions below 1800m. These birds are sighted near rice fields, rivers and swamps. It has a very very distinctive and loud call.

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