Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Black-capped Kingfisher

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Black-capped Purple Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


India - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Sep, 2006 © Neil Fifer  Goa, India - Jan, 2009 © Rajneesh Suvarna 
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S. and e. Asia;
S. and e. India, w. and s. Burma, n. Laos, c. and se. China, Korea, Hainan, Taiwan, and the Adaman Is. and Nicobar Is.
Winters s. in Sri Lanka, se. Asia, Greater Sundas and Sulawesi. Philippines?


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


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