Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Common kingfisher

Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Common kingfisher is a  small kingfisher.size 16cm.common kingfishers are widespread resident of Indian Subcontinent.male has turquoise-green upperparts with brighter turquoise rump. Tail is blue. Wings are darker blue, finely spotted with turquoise on greater coverts. Female is similar to male, except for the bill where the lower mandible is orange.


Rivers and lakes with well-vegetated banks.mangroves and seashore in winter.


 Fish and small crustaceans, such as prawns and crabs.

Common kingfisher eating fish


Bangladesh,India,Pakistan,Nepal,Bhutan,Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Range Map

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Sources Of Information

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6


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