Saturday, April 19, 2014

Birds in Neighbourhood - 16

I get to see variety of birds around my parents house in Udupi. I have captured few of them in my camera and one such beautiful bird is White-throated  Kingfisher.



This bird has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large bill and legs are bright red. 



It can be seen in variety of habitats, mostly open country in the plains with trees, wires or other perches. It mainly feeds on large crustaceans, insects, earthworms, snakes, fish and frogs.



22 comments:

sandyland said...

amazing birds

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful bird! Love the colors.

Roan said...

Beautiful bird!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a gorgeous bird!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on my favorite bird!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! beautiful colors!

Al said...

What pretty birds to have in your neighborhood.

Anni said...

I have not heard of this Kingfisher...and pretty it is. Lucky you to be able to see so many exotic birds near your parents in Udupi.

Magia da Inês said...

✿⊱°•

Pássaro bonito, bela plumagem.
Bom fim de semana!
¸.•°✿✿º°。

Carole M. said...

a very special Kingfisher; great for you to find it Rajesh

Christian Weiß said...

Nice series of birds.

RIZALENIO said...

Indeed, it's beautiful. I want to see one up-close too. :)

bettyl-NZ said...

I love to see kingfishers--they seem to be independent and confident birds with lovely colors.

Haddock said...

Good you got her. The Kingfisher does not sit long in one place.

retriever said...

WWonderfull birds and colors

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful photos. Hope you had a great Easter.

Janet Shaw said...

I would love to see a Kingfisher one day. You are blessed!

HansHB said...

Great post, - love it!

Karen said...

What a great find!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI What a beautiful bird.

Arija said...

A beautiful Kingfisher indeed with habits like our Kookaburra.

edenhills said...

That is a pretty bird!