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White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra   - Adult bathing
White-throated Kingfisher
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :overgrown Chinese Graveyard in the City, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 1 February 2021
English synonyms:White-breasted Kingfisher, Smyrna Kingfisher, Whitebreasted Kingfisher, Brown-breasted Kingfisher (gularis)
Bird Family :Halcyonidae - Larger Kingfishers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Spotted a pair of White-throated Kingfishers bathing in a pool of water. They would hover in the air and then plunge down into the puddle. One would stand guard while the other enjoyed itself. From the condition of the bill of one bird, I suspect they have been engaging in nest building, hence the reason to be together. - Amar
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