Native Animals

Halcyon pileata

Black-capped Kingfisher
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 21560
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Description

Measuring around 30 cm in length, the Black-capped Kingfisher is a species of bird from the Alcedinidae (Kingfishers) family that breed in the India subcontinent, Myanmar, China and Korea. In winter, this bird will migrate throughout South-East Asia to Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines inhabiting mangroves, ricefields, forest edge and reservoirs (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012).

The Black-capped Kingfisher can be identified by the black head, red on bill and feet along with white shade on breast, neck and throat. It also has rufous belly with deeper royal blue on mantle, wings and uppertail coverts (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012). It feeds mainly on large insects such as dragonflies and sometimes dives for fish (Phillipps, 2014).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Terrestrial → Arable Land
Suitable Non-breeding
2
Artificial - Terrestrial → Arable Land
Suitable Breeding
3
Artificial - Terrestrial → Plantations
Suitable Non-breeding
4
Artificial - Terrestrial → Plantations
Suitable Breeding
5
Artificial - Terrestrial → Rural Gardens
Suitable Non-breeding
6
Artificial - Terrestrial → Rural Gardens
Suitable Breeding
7
Artificial - Terrestrial → Urban Areas
Suitable Non-breeding
8
Artificial - Terrestrial → Urban Areas
Suitable Breeding
9
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide Level
Suitable Non-breeding
10
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide Level
Suitable Breeding
11
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Non-breeding
12
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Breeding
13
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes
Suitable Non-breeding
14
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes
Suitable Breeding
15
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Freshwater Lakes
Suitable Non-breeding
16
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Freshwater Lakes
Suitable Breeding
17
Marine Intertidal → Rocky Shoreline
Suitable Non-breeding
18
Marine Intertidal → Rocky Shoreline
Suitable Breeding
19
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Suitable Non-breeding
20
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Suitable Breeding
21
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Non-breeding
22
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Breeding
23
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Non-breeding
24
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Breeding
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 2
  • Pahang 1
  • Penang 1
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

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Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Rodents
  • Treeshrews
  • Squirrels
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
  • Birds
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Management
  • Tourism
  • PM
Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Amphibians
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Awareness
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Landscape
  • Law and Policy
  • Management
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
  • W
Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
  • W
Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
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Book
  1. Birds of FRIM, 2003. Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 49.
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Unpublish
  1. Checklist of Biodiversity of Setiu (2019)

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Farisha Binti Mohd Jamil, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Prof. Dr. Norhayati Binti Ahmad, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurliyana Binti Abd Rahman, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Nurul Atikah Abu Bakar, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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