Common 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
Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Also Known As ..
European Kingfisher
Page Last Updated 5/9/2018 12:34:00 AM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Declining
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Species Alcedo atthis
Category Kingfishers
StdName Common Kingfisher
Vital Statistics
Length 16 to 17 cms
Weight 35 to 40 gms
Wingspan 24 to 26 cms
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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