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Monday, August 20, 2012

Crested Kingfisher

Dharamshala - 19th Aug 2012
The Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris is resident of the Himalayas and foothills of Northern IndiaBangladesh, northern IndochinaSoutheast Asia and Japan. It is a very large (41 cm) black and white kingfisher with evenly barred wings and tail. It lacks a supercilium and has a spotted breast, which is sometimes mixed withrufous. This bird is mainly found in mountain rivers and larger rivers in foothills.

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