Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata). It is a tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in tropical Asia from India east to China, Korea and Southeast Asia. The species is found mainly near the coast in mangrove forests and along estuaries and rivers. Like many other kingfishers, this species was much sought for the blue feathers for their use in the millinery trade. Feathers were used in making fans in China. In Hong Kong, their feathers were cut and glued over ornaments used by women.