Stork Billed Kingfisher
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The Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis (formerly Halcyon capensis), is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. This kingfisher is essentially resident throughout its range. This is a very large kingfisher, measuring 35 to 38 cm (14 to 15 in) in length. The adult has a green back, blue wings and tail, and grey head. Its underparts and neck are buff. The very large bill and legs are bright red. The flight of the Stork-billed Kingfisher is labored and flapping, but direct.
Stork-billed Kingfisher is a species of a variety of well-wooded habitats near lakes, rivers or coasts. It perches quietly whilst seeking food, and is often inconspicuous despite its size. It is territorial and will chase away eagles and other large predators. This species hunts fish, frogs, crabs, rodents and young birds. Stork-billed Kingfisher digs its nest in a river bank, decaying tree, or a tree termite nest. A clutch of two to five round white eggs is typical.
In Vietnam, they live in several provinces in the central and central highlands.
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Relativement bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier une très belle scène de la vie sauvage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2015-04-01 11:42]
Hi Duy,absolutely great,what a moment and what a wings position! Another very professional pic,the sharpness is the best as possibile,i like it! Thanks for share,Luciano