Alcedo beavani

Alcedo beavani, Wald.

135quat. :- Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol, IX, p. 383.

BEAVAN'S KINGFISHER.

Length, 6.25 to 6.5 ; expanse, 9.25 to 9.75 ; wing 2.55 to 2.62; tail, 1.4 to 1.75 ; tarsus, 0.3 to 0.35 ; bill from gape, 1.9 to 2.05 ; bill at front, 1.4 to 1.6.

Bill, , black, orange at gape ; deep red, clouded with dusky.

Chin and throat creamy-white, washed faintly with rufous; remainder of under surface and the under tail-coverts deep bright rufous, paler in some than in others; feathers of the head black, with a penultimate bright blue band, those of the cheeks all bright blue ; back and upper tail-coverts bright blue ; wing-coverts black, washed with blue, each feather tipped with, bright blue ; scapulars and rectrices black, washed with blue.

Major Butler had a specimen in his possession that was shot in the forests west of Belgaum; this is the only record I can find of its occurrence within the region.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Alcedo beavani
Spp Author: 
Wald.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
102
Common name: 
Beavans Kingfisher
M_ID: 
9293
M_CN: 
Blue-eared Kingfisher
M_SN: 
Alcedo meninting
Term name: 
id: 
11346

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