This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water.
Made popular by a certain Mallya, this is the second most beautiful bird that I’ve shot. Went all the way to Agara lake to get this guy and a week later found the same fellow near our water body.
All shot on Canon 80D. Lens used: 100-400.