European Kingfisher

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Colouring Blue back and head, orange-red lower, black bill
Voice Loud, sharp and high
Feeds on Fish and small aquatic invertebrates
Flight Low, direct and fast
Nesting Bush
Social Flocks
European Kingfisher
European Kingfisher
Also Known As ..
Common Kingfisher
Page Last Updated 11/8/2019 3:45:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Declining
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Species Alcedo atthis
Category Kingfishers
StdName Common Kingfisher
Vital Statistics
Length 6.3 to 6.7 ins
Weight 1.2 to 1.4 ozs
Wingspan 9.4 to 10.2 ins
Lifespan 5 to 10 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Medium
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - European Kingfisher (Species=Alcedo atthis / Standard Name=Common Kingfisher)