White-Throated Kingfisher Hunting a Prinia, Basai, Haryana

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I was sitting on the ground looking at the reeds in front for warblers and prinias that were everywhere, when all of a sudden, a White-Throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) swooped down just inches away from me and caught hold of a Plain Prinia from the Hyacinth growing there. My heart skipped a beat as I saw the kingfisher take away the loudly protesting prinia, and, to my surprise, it sat just about 8-10 feet away from me. Maybe it was … Read More