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Featured Article: Black-capped Kingfisher
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Distribution

Breeds in the Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, China and Korea.


Habitat

Mostly found in the lowlands, in mangroves, sea coasts, rice fields, forest edges, forested river courses.


Breeding

The nest is placed in a self-dug tunnel in an earth mound, a cutting or a stream bank. Lays 4-5 eggs.



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