Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) - HBW 6, p. 209

French: Martin-chasseur à coiffe noire German: Kappenliest Spanish: Alción Capirotado
Other common names: Black-capped Purple Kingfisher

Taxonomy: Alcedo pileata Boddaert, 1783, China.
Forms a superspecies with H. leucocephala. Monotypic.

Distribution: India E to C, E & S China, Korea and Taiwan, S to Andaman and Nicobar Is, SW Myanmar, N Laos and Hainan. Winters S to Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas, Sulawesi and S Philippines.