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Pied Kingfisher

This is one of four different types pf Kingfishers I saw this day and in this particular location in India. There are altogether about 12 different varieties of Kingfishers available in the province of West Bengal that I visited. It was a short two-week social visit, so didn't have much time to go into birding hotspots other than a few local ones. One such spot is an Oxbow lake formed by River Ganges. For two hours, I rented a small wooden dinghy paddled by a local fisherman to ride around the lake. Managed to get 6 new life birds from this excursion alone. This is one of them. My first time visit there back in 2014 produced about 16 life birds. This time I saw most of them plus six new ones. Chupi Char, Purbasthali, West Bengal, India.

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Taken on December 22, 2017