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