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Adult Male Common Kingfisher, Alcedo Atthis, Perches on a Can of Fish Photographic Print by Joe Petersburger at AllPosters.com

Adult Male Common Kingfisher, Alcedo Atthis, Perches on a Can of Fish Photographic Print by Joe Petersburger at AllPosters.com

BorisWorkshop posted a photo:  The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or 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…

BorisWorkshop posted a photo: The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or 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…

BorisWorkshop posted a photo:  The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or 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…

BorisWorkshop posted a photo: The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or 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…

Azure kingfisher: "The azure kingfisher is often glimpsed as a gorgeous flash of blue as it dashes along a stream. One of only two Australian river kingfishers, it nests in a burrow in the bank and dives for aquatic prey from an overhanging perch." Australian Wildlife www.bradtguides.com

Azure kingfisher: "The azure kingfisher is often glimpsed as a gorgeous flash of blue as it dashes along a stream. One of only two Australian river kingfishers, it nests in a burrow in the bank and dives for aquatic prey from an overhanging perch." Australian Wildlife www.bradtguides.com

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, (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.

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, (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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