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Martin Pescador

Ringed kingfisher

Megaceryle torquata stellata (Meyen)

Length: 43–45 cms.

Male large grey blue head, feathers on the crown with a black center, some what higher. Back feathers blue grey with fine black lines mottled with white. Throat and sides of neck white with a collar of the same collar which closes on the nape. Lower neck and upper breast slate grey with red brown tones. Lower breast with white band. Abdomen undertail coverts, underwing and arm pit intense reddish brown. Tapering black beak.