|Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis bengalensis
- Juvenile upperwing|
|Photographer :|| © Subrato Sanyal |
|Location :||Mangalajodi Marshes, Odisha, India|
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.