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  • Writer's pictureNidhi Ramasubramanian

White-Throated Kingfisher #Birdguide

Updated: Jan 24, 2022

We were strolling along the banks of a lake in Thiruvanamalai. Under a hanging tree, we saw a white-throated kingfisher fighting with herons for the best catch of fish. The herons drove away the kingfisher from the spot, but not before it had caught a silvery fish in its beak.


The white-throated kingfisher has a large head and is mostly brown in colour. It has a cyan back and wings along with a pinkish beak. It also has a pure white patch from the throat to the breast earning it its name.



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