Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Pied Kingfisher
The Pied Kingfisher, the only species in its genus, is native to subSaharan Africa and southern Asia from Turkey to China with several subspecies over its range. As its name indicates, it is black and white. Males have two dark breast bars on a white chest and females, as shown, have one breast bar, often broken in the centre. Thanks to Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy for the photo of the bird in India.