admin on August 8th, 2008

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Coraciiformes Family: Halcyonidae Genus: Pelargopsis Species: P. capensis Binomial name Pelargopsis capensis (Linnaeus, 1766) Main features: The largest (37cm, 140-200g, females usually heavier); bill large (18-20cm) coral-red; upper parts blue; head brown; collar and underparts orange-yellow; feet red. Adult: As above. Genders look alike. Juvenile: Like the adult […]

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admin on August 8th, 2008

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Coraciiformes Family: Halcyonidae Genus: Halcyon Species: H. smyrnensis Binomial name Halcyon smyrnensis The White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis, also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in south Asia from Turkey east to the Philippines. This kingfisher is essentially resident […]

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admin on August 7th, 2008

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Coraciiformes Family: Halcyonidae Genus: Todiramphus Species: T. chloris Binomial name Todiramphus chloris (Boddaert, 1783) Main features: Medium (24cm); turquoise head and upperparts; broad white collar bordered by narrow black line; underparts white; back varies from greenish-blue to turquoise; collared kingfisher (lighter blue) feet black; bill- maxilla black, mandible […]

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