Stork Billed Kingfiher
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|This picture of Stork Billed Kingfisher was taken at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore.|
The Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) (formerly Halcyon capensis), is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. This kingfisher is essentially resident throughout its range.
This is a very large kingfisher, measuring 35 to 38 cm (14 to 15 in) in length. The adult has a green back, blue wings and tail, and grey head. Its underparts and neck are buff. The very large bill and legs are bright red. The flight of the Stork-billed Kingfisher is laboured and flapping, but direct. Sexes are similar. There are 15 races, mostly differing in plumage detail, but P. c. gigantea of the Sulu Islands has a white head, neck and underparts. The call of this noisy kingfisher is a low and far reaching peer-por-por repeated every 5 seconds or so as well cackling ke-ke-ke-ke-ke-ke.
Stork-billed Kingfisher is a species of a variety of well-wooded habitats near lakes, rivers or coasts. It perches quietly whilst seeking food, and is often inconspicuous despite its size. It is territorial and will chase away eagles and other large predators. This species hunts fish, frogs, crabs, rodents and young birds.
Stork-billed Kingfisher digs its nest in a river bank, decaying tree, or a tree termite nest. A clutch of two to five round white eggs is typical.
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- [2013-04-02 6:36]
H Sujoy,very nice capture of this kingfisher from the best point of view to see the very beak,great details and colors despite the distance and nice composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Good to see your work after a long time, Sujoy.
Good capture of this species of Kingfishers seen on South Asia.
great shot with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
Good photo with good colors and clarity
Ciao Sujoy, lovely composition with nice bird in beautiful pose, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
thanks for showing this very interesting kingfisher. The shot is not fantastic but we can see some interesting details of the bird.