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The other week I went looking for a Black Capped Kingfisher, next to a large Women's prison of all places...but it remained elusive. However, this chappy turned up.

This is the white-throated kingfisher, also known as the white-breasted kingfisher.

Often perched in a tree this is a large stocky kingfisher, with a large bill.

widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines, and I have also seen them out in Mai Po over the fish ponds.


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