Halcyon chloris, Bodd.
132. :- Todiramphus collaris, Scop. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 228 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 383.
THE WHITE-COLLARED KINGFISHER.
Length, 10.25 ; expanse, 14 to 15 ; wing, 4.25 to 4.5 ; tail, 2.8 to 3 ; tarsus, 0.6 ; bill from gape, 1.6 to 2.3.
Bill black, livid-reddish at base beneath ; irides reddish-brown ; legs shining greenish-grey.
Head, ears and nape dull bluish-green, darker on the ear-coverts and nape, forming a sort of collar, or coronet, slightly separated from the cap by some white feathers mixed with the others; upper back and scapulars blue-green; the lower back and rump bright pale blue; wings and tail blue, more dull on the coverts, and slightly tinged greenish beneath, and a broad collar all round the neck, white.
The White-collared Kingfisher has been obtained by Mr. Vidal on two or three occasions at Ratnagiri; it has not been observed in any other portion of the district.