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Black-capped Kingfisher Another kingfisher off my list! :) Geotagged,Halcyon pileata,India,John Rowell,Odisha,Orissa,Wildlife,Winter,adhocphotographer,bhitarkanika,black-capped kingfisher Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Just when I thought I've seen every color combination of kingfisher, you introduce yet a new one! Posted 5 years ago
  2. I will keep trying to introduce as many as i can! :) I have a list... ;) Posted 5 years ago

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The black-capped kingfisher is a tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in tropical Asia from India east to China, Korea and Southeast Asia. This most northerly of the Halcyonidae is resident over much of its range, but northern populations are migratory and they wintering south of their range to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Borneo and Java. It is distinctive in having a black cap that contrasts with the whitish throat, purple blue wings and the coral red bill. The species is mainly found in coastal.. more

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Uploaded Feb 11, 2015. Captured Feb 9, 2015 11:04 in Rajnagar - Pattamundai Road, Pitanda, Odisha 754248, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO200
  • 500mm