Common Name: Stork-billed Kingfisher
Scientific Name: Pelargopsis capensis
Nepali Name: Thulo Matikore ( ठूलो माटीकोरे )
Size: 35 cm
Location: Chitwan, Nepal
A large kingfisher that is found in elevations ranging from 75-760m, the Stork-billed Kingfisher’s habitats are rivers, lakes, and banks of large water bodies.
As the name suggests it has a large bill which is red along with the legs. Adults have an olive-brown head with a green-blue upper part. The wings and the tail are blue and the underparts are light brownish yellow.
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