Common Kingfisher


Scientific Name: Alcedo atthis
Common Name: Common Kingfisher, Small blue Kingfisher
Other Name: River Kingfisher, Eurasian Kingfisher, Chota Kilkila

Identifying Features: short tail, large head, long pointed beak, orange brown belly, blue wings, eats fish

Fun Facts:

  • Kingfishers fly very swiftly around the low waters which seems to be a quick flash of blue.
  • Their main activity is to hover around the water body with whirring wings before diving to catch fish.


This image was clicked by Nawin Tiwary.

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