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Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis capensis   - Behaviour
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Photographer : © Shyam Ghate
Location :Zuari River, Goa, India
Date : 24 January 2016
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Bird Family :Halcyonidae - Larger kingfishers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Saw this bird with the nictitating membrane pulled up for almost 10 minutes. Have never seen a bird do that over such a long duration. - SG
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