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Common kingfisher


Common kingfisher
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 844] (7919)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-12-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-01-23 22:42
Viewed: 97
Points: 4
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The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.

This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 152 W: 0 N: 436] (8537)
  • [2019-01-24 1:40]

beautiful..

Hello Biswarup,
Lovely bird. Difficult to take such excellent images...In my country they are very shy birds...
Marius.

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