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White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis   - Wet plumage
White-throated Kingfisher
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Route no : 7, Gir National Park, Junagadh District, Gujarat, India
Date : 8 May 2018
English synonyms:White-breasted Kingfisher, Smyrna Kingfisher, Whitebreasted Kingfisher, Brown-breasted Kingfisher (gularis)
Bird Family :Halcyonidae - Larger Kingfishers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :During summer time water dry from most of the places so forest department make waterhole. It was very hot day. Birds are taking bath in waterhole to keep temperature low. White-throated Kingfisher took around 8 to 10 deep in water in time of 15 minutes. - VP & PM