29 November, 2009

Black-Capped Kingfisher

28th November 2009, Kemensah, Selangor

I saw this bird last week but  had limited time to sit and wait for her. This week  Mission Blackcap is on . 

We knew that she’s very wary of  people and will fly off  at the slightest movement or noise. We waited for her  near a dead tree where we last saw her  . She didn’t come to that tree, instead she landed on a rock in the middle of a pond, quite some distance away from our position. Afraid that we might lose her if we moved in closer ,  we  took the shots .

True enough , she disappeared after I momentarily popped my head up from behind the bushes.

A Lifer: Black-Capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) local name: Pekaka Kopiah Hitam. She’s a migratory species  to Malaysia.




Mission Blackcap II will be underway soon to improve on these photos.




  1. Nicely done my friend. They will be around for awhile, you will get him soon.

  2. As I always say to myself be patient the birds are always here for us to enjoy. like me yesterday I gave up on the heron . only got a far off shot today I waited 2 hours and slowly slowly it came towards me, I also had some great shots of other birds while waiting for it .
    pitty we only have the pied kingfisher here It came within 15ft of where I was standing.
    egyptswildlife2. PS. these are not bad shots thanks for sharing