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Stork-billed kingfisher

Pelargopsis capensis


A tree kingfisher


Widely but sparsely distributed in tropical south Asia from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. 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. Very distinct, you will surely know it when it's around.


This was a view-out my window :)

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alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Looks like a Kingfisher.

Isabela 12 years ago

Hi Fulmani, when you have a spare minute, could you set the location where you took the photographs.

Durgapur, West Bengal, India

Spotted on May 13, 2011
Submitted on May 13, 2011

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