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Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Halcyonidae
Genus: Pelargopsis
Species: P. capensis

Binomial name  Pelargopsis capensi
(Linnaeus, 1766)

Main features: The largest (37cm, 140-200g, females usually heavier); bill large (18-20cm) coral-red; upper parts blue; head brown; collar and underparts orange-yellow; feet red.

That’s wonderful day, but quite hot, on July 2008. I almost decided to go home after searching around in this Botanical Garden, Singapore. I tried to get some of kingfisher photos here. But maybe not the day. But suddenly I saw this bird flying above the Swan Lake, then I tried to catch him, following him until I was below him, he looked at me then I took some of his photos.
He flight over and landed in the lake caught an orange fish, quite big for his mouth. Then I run to get closer, then I took some photos but many people was walking around make the birds afraid and gone. I could see the whole process. Actually I could not express my feeling that time, happy I can see this bird, but also sad because of the fish was going to die.
If you see the photos, you will see 2 eyes there with the different feeling.

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