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-<div style="{{psubheader}}">Featured Article: '''[[Silvery Grebe]]'''</div>+<div style="{{psubheader}}">Featured Article: '''[[Black-capped Kingfisher]]'''</div>
-[[Image:S Grebe breeding 4176 Pre-edited.jpg|thumb|300px|left|Photo by {{user|rdavis|rdavis}}]]+[[Image:Black-capped_Kingfisher.jpg|thumb|220px|left|Photo by {{user|nothinghill|nothinghill}}]]
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==Identification== ==Identification==
-L. 28cm: A small South American grebe with distinctive breeding plumage.<br />+Black head and rufous belly and flanks separated by white throat and collar. Bill bright red, purple-black upperparts.<br />
-'''Adult breeding''': Dark grey-brown above, white below with black streaking on flanks. Crown grey with nape and hindneck black, forehead and ear-coverts soft grey and throat and foreneck white. Tuft of long dull yellow plumes on each side of head behind eye drooping down over ear-coverts.<br />+Juveniles are duller, have a buffy collar, dusky scaling on breast and a brownish-orange bill.
-'''Adult non-breeding''': as breeding adult but lacks yellow plumes.+====Flight====
 +In flight shows conspicuous white patch at base of primaries.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Western [[South America]] from [[Colombia]] and [[Ecuador]] south to [[Tierra del Fuego]] and the [[Falkland Islands]]. Partial migrant.+Breeds in [[India]]n subcontinent, [[Myanmar]], [[China]] and [[Korea]]. <br />
 +Winters throughout southeast [[Asia]] to [[Sumatra]], [[Borneo]], [[Sulawesi]] and the [[Philippines]].<br />
 +Uncommon winter visitor, and passage migrant in [[Singapore]].
-'''[''[[Silvery Grebe|Read More...]]'']'''+'''[''[[Black-capped Kingfisher|Read More...]]'']'''

Revision as of 08:33, 1 May 2012

Featured Article: Black-capped Kingfisher
Photo by nothinghill
Photo by nothinghill

Identification

Black head and rufous belly and flanks separated by white throat and collar. Bill bright red, purple-black upperparts.
Juveniles are duller, have a buffy collar, dusky scaling on breast and a brownish-orange bill.

Flight

In flight shows conspicuous white patch at base of primaries.

Distribution

Breeds in Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, China and Korea.
Winters throughout southeast Asia to Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines.
Uncommon winter visitor, and passage migrant in Singapore.

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