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Stork - billed Kingfisher

Pelargopsis capensis


It is quite large Kingfisher about 35 cm; male 143 – 180 g, female 182 – 225 g. with huge bill.


Generally found in lowland waterside habitats such as the forested edges of streams, canals, large rivers, reservoirs, lakes and seashores, at up to 870 m. Occurs deep in primary rainforest, swamp-forest, bamboo-forest and mangroves, but also in more open areas such as coconut plantations and paddyfields; often seen perched on mangrove roots on seashore.


I found this in Handeuleum Island - little island in Ujung Kulon National Park - Indonesia. Pelargopsis capensis. javana - Subspecies from Java. Ref. HBW Alive.

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Mona Pirih
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Mona Pirih

Banten, Indonesia

Spotted on Nov 29, 2013
Submitted on Jan 24, 2014

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