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Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis bengalensis   - Juvenile upperwing
Common Kingfisher
Photographer : © Subrato Sanyal
Location :Mangalajodi Marshes, Odisha, India
Date : 4 December 2015
English synonyms:Kingfisher, River Kingfisher, European Kingfisher, Small Blue Kingfisher, Eurasian Kingfisher, Common Eurasian Kingfisher, Ceylon Common Kingfisher (taprobana), Hispid Kingfisher (floresiana, hispidioides), Cobalt-eared Kingfisher (hispidioides)
Bird Family :Alcedinidae - Smaller Kingfishers
Bird Group :CORACIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :There was a pair. This individual was expanding and displaying its wing to attract its partner. - SS

Judging by the white tip to the bill, the bird appears to be a juvenile. The display would therefore be to attract its parent to feed it. - Ed.

The bird was confirmed as a juvenile from another image showing the front of the bird. - Ed.