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Blyth's Kingfisher Alcedo hercules   - Female
Blyth's Kingfisher
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Deban River, Namdapha NP, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 5 March 2014
English synonyms:Great Blue Kingfisher
Bird Family :Alcedinidae - Smaller Kingfishers
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :This beauty flew past us and perched quite ahead on a hanging tree branch. It sat still for a few minutes, before it swooped down into the river, sat on a rock and took off immediately. - JK