White-breasted kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
|Also known as:||White-throated kingfisher|
- The white-breasted kingfisher is mainly found in Asia, although a very small breeding population is known from Europe.
- During the breeding season the white-breasted kingfisher excavates a tunnel into the river bank, into which three to five eggs are laid.
- Feeding on a range of prey, the diet of the white-breasted kingfisher is known to include insects, lizards and amphibians as well as fish.
The white-breasted kingfisher is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (March, 2011)