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Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Brown-headed Stork-billed Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Halcyon capensis, Ramphalcyon capensis


Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Singapore - Feb 25, 2001 © William Hull  Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Singapore - Date unknown © Dave Behrens  Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Singapore - Date unknown © Dave Behrens  Kinabatangan River, Borneo, Malaysia - Aug, 1996 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kuala Gula, Perak, Malaysia - May, 2004 © Tan Chin Tong 
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India to se. Asia, Greater Sundas, Lesser Sundas and the Philippines;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Nepal, India and Sri Lanka.
(2) Andaman Is.
(3) Nicobar Is.
(4) Bangladesh, Burma and Thailand to Indochina and n. Malay Peninsula s. to the Isthmus of Kra.
(5) S. Malay Peninsual s. of the Isthums of Kra, Riau Archipelago and Lingga Archipelago.
(6) Sumatra, Bangka Is., Belitung Is. and Borneo.
(7) Simeulue Is.
(8) Banyak Is.
(9) Nias and Batu Is.
(10) Mentawai Is. Pagai, Siberut and Sipora Is.?
(11) Java.
(12) Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa to Flores Is.
(13) N. and w. Philippines.
(14) C. and s. Philippines in se. Luzon, Masbate, Panay and Negros Is.
(15) S. Philippines in the Sulu Archipelago.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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