I've found this bird.

Does anyone know what is it?

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    $\begingroup$ Since Asia is pretty big: Where in Asia is this taken? $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    May 9, 2017 at 10:33
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    $\begingroup$ You should ask him, I don't know him personally but he looks like a good bloke, he does remind of a Geoffrey though $\endgroup$ May 9, 2017 at 15:05

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It is White breasted Kingfisher also called White throated Kingfisher. Halcyon smyrnensis.

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Why this is Halcyon smyrnensis?

  • Halcyon kingfishers are mostly large kingfishers with heavy bills.

  • According to wikipedia this genus has 11 species, some workers also include genera Pelargopsis, Syma and Todirhamphus.

  • Out of all the 11 species only two are comparable to H. smyrnensis; Halcyon badia and Halcyon coromanda.

  • Halcyon badia is an African resident.

Additional information:

  • They are “sit and wait” predators of small ground animals including large insects, rodents, snakes, and frogs, but some will also take fish.

  • The genus Halcyon in the current sense consists mainly of species resident in sub-Saharan Africa, with a couple of representatives in southern Asia, one of which, the white-throated kingfisher, occasionally reaches Europe. White-throated and Ruddy kingfishers (Halcyon coromanda) are at least partially migratory.

  • $\begingroup$ it looks much more nice but has a lot in common $\endgroup$ May 9, 2017 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ Added more information to establish as why it is your bird and the similarities are not due to chance. Check google for images from different angles. @griffonvulture $\endgroup$
    – Tyto alba
    May 9, 2017 at 11:12

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