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The White-breasted Kingfisher is a large (28 cm) and a tree kingfisher.
The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white.
The large bill and legs are bright red.
The flight of this Kingfisher is rapid and direct, the short rounded wings whirring. In flight, large white patches are visible on the blue and black wings.
@Photo Rukshan Jayewardene