from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capped—that is, covered or stopped: applied to organ-pipes.


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  • Black-capped kingfisher, Halcyon pileata protonym, Alcedo pileata, also known as the Miyako kingfisher, photographed at Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

    Mystery bird: Black-capped kingfisher, Halcyon pileata

  • Response: This is a black-capped kingfisher, Halcyon pileata, a species whose genus name was derived from a Greek myth about a woman named Alcyone.

    Mystery bird: Black-capped kingfisher, Halcyon pileata

  • Also present are toucans (Ramphastos spp.), two guans (Pipile cujubi, Penelope pileata), many Nearctic migrants, parrots, and parakeets.

    Tocantins-Araguaia-Maranhão moist forests

  • The Sajnakhali area contains a wealth of water birds, noteworthy residents including Asian openbill stork Anastomus oscitans, black-necked stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, greater adjutant Leptoptilos dubius (E), white ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus, swamp francolin Francolinus gularis, white-collared kingfisher Halcyon chloris, black-capped kingfisher H. pileata and brown-winged kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • Close by, however, I saw a nest, from out of which a bird flew, and although I did not shoot it I am quite sure it was _Timelia pileata_.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • regnator quibus imperat fritillus, uersu ludere non laborioso permittis, puto, pileata Roma. risisti; licet ergo, nec uetamur.


  • "On the 14th August I took a nest of _Timelia pileata_ on my old ground in the Salt Lakes.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1


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  • See pileate.

    May 11, 2018