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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca erithaca   - Adult
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Photographer : © Adesh Shivkar
Location :Konkan, Maharashtra, India
Date : August 2009
English synonyms:Black-backed Kingfisher, Black-backed Dwarf-kingfisher, Oriental Kingfisher, Three-toed Kingfisher, Malay Kingfisher, Malay Forest Kingfisher, Rufous-backed Kingfisher (rufidorsa), Red-backed Forest Kingfisher (rufidorsa), Indian Three-toed Kingfisher, Three-toed Forest Kingfisher, Indian Forest KingfisherRufous-backed Dwarf-kingfisher (rufidorsa), Sabah Dwarf-kingfisher (motleyi)
Bird Family :Alcedinidae - Smaller Kingfishers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The ODKF is a breeding migrant to our region and very little is known about its wintering grounds…..I suspect, it comes from Sri Lanka, but this needs further study. Though, it is from the Kingfisher family, its diet consists mainly of insects, crabs, lizards, geckos, mantis, etc….. The mango orange underparts, iridescent blue mantle, the dazzling lilac head , coral red beak, glistening purple rump….*ODKF is like that only :-) - AS
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