Common Kingfisher

Kingfishers are brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. They consume a wide range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. While kingfishers are usually thought to live near rivers and eat fish, most of the kingfisher species in the world live away from water and eat small invertebrates. Like other members of their order they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A quarter of all kingfishers nest in disused termite nests.

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Male Kingfisher perched on perished bullrush stem
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Female Kingfisher perched on section of pipe with fish
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Female Kingfisher perched on private fishing sign with fish
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Male Kingfisher perched on moss covered branch
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Kingfisher perched on moss covered branch with fish
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Male Kingfisher perched on a moss covered branch after consuming its fish lunch
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Male Kingfisher perched on a moss covered branch
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Female Kingfisher ( Alcedo at this ) prepares to devour her latest fish catch
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Kingfisher poses for the camera while perched on a section of pipe in the shallow stream
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Female Kingfisher with the minnow disappearing down her throat
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Female Kingfisher with minnow for lunch
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