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Stork-billed Kingfisher

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Alternate name
Pelargopsis capensis Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
35 cm  Length
Rocky shoreline, lakes, rivers, moist forest, mangroves, water storage areas, drains & canals, below 1,200 m, in:- Bangladesh, Bhutan, Island of Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, [India:- Andaman & Nicobar] [Indonesia:- Bali, Bangka, Flor?, Java, Lesser Sunda, Lombok, Mentawai Archipelago, Nias, Riau Islands, Sumatra, Sumba, SumbawaLaos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, [Philippines:- Lucon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan Panay, SamarSri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-5 white eggs, in a hole in a bank. Clutch
Fish, frogs, crabs, small mammals and young birds Food
Territorial and aggressive. Habits
1095 World Number

Least Concern


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Stork-billed Kingfisher alarm calls
(Pelargopsis capensis capensis)
Stuart Fisher XC30627
05-02-2006, India

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