I LIKE BIG BEAKS AND I CANNOT LIE: STORK-BILLED KINGFISHER

This odd big-beaked bird is the Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis formerly Halcyon capensis). It’s a pretty large kingfisher, growing up to 14-15 inches in length.


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They're fairly common in the areas they inhabit but after doing some research on these guys I came upon something pretty interesting. There are different races of kingfishers – 15 to be exact; meaning that depending on where the kingfisher lives its plumage pattern might have its own unique look. For example, P. c. gigantea of the Sulu Islands has a white head, neck and underparts.