Halcyon smyrnensis

Species: Halcyon smyrnensis

English Name: White-throated Kingfisher

Chinese Name: 白胸翡翠

Family: Alcedinidae

Description:

This large kingfisher (27-28 cm) has a large, stout, dark red bill and red legs and feet. Adults have a prominent  white patch on the chin and breast that contrast with the brown plumage on head and belly, wings, mantle and tail are mainly blue. It occur in a variety of habitats, from wetlands to city parks, and is a resident in Macao.

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References:

- Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.