stork-billed kingfisher bird

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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.