stork-billed kingfisher bird

Stork-billed Kingfisher Bird (Pelargopsis capensis, formerly Halcyon capensis).­

Spotted on the Kinabatangan River near Sukau (Borneo)

The small bird looked frozen with its eyes opened, probably startled by the floodlight.­ We were able to approach a few feet from it, silently, with a boat.­

branch kinabatangan river kingfisher night pelargopsis capensis sukau wild bird
Kinabatangan, Malaysia

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­