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Pelargopsis capensis. Synonym: Halcyon capensis. Common name: Stork-billed Kingfisher. A blue, brown and white bird. The back, wings and tail are a light blue colour. The head is a dirty brown. The white parts have a orange tinge. The beak is a orange colour. The bird has no eyes and a tag around its leg.
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Collected by William Swainson.
Species described by Linnaeus 1766
This species is found from India to Indonesia. It is known as a tree kingfisher and is the largest species of kingfisher.
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