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Pelargopsis capensis
01-MAR-2004

Pelargopsis capensis

(en) Stork billed Kingfisher
(fr) Martin-chasseur gurial

Pentax *ist D ,Pentax smc P-FA 80-320 f/4.5-5.6
1/750s f/9.5 at 320.0mm iso200 full exif

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Dominique Schreckling01-Apr-2004 18:52
Thank you for correcting me.
steve 30-Mar-2004 23:30
Hi Dominique,
Surfed over from BF. This isn't smyrnensis. No white collar. I would say that this is an immature Pelargopsis capensis, bill should be orange or orange-red in the adult and with a little more rufous-orange in the collar in the adult. The other possible H. pileata can be excluded as there is no black in the wing among other things.

Cheers