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Eurasian kingfisher

Alcedo atthis


Small and brightly coloured typical kingfisher, azure-blue above and bright rufous bellow.


Seen in totally urban and densely populated Cox's Bazar, fishing in small ponds.


I'm pretty much enjoying seeing these fellas and gals when walking to and from the office. I must admit the Cox's is not really the most pleasant place to walk, because of the pollution, unsolved garbage and sewage problems... and traffic, too; but the encounters of this sort compensate a lot. The interesting thing for me was that I tried real hard to see this kingfisher in Europe, and I managed a couple of times - but never managed a decent pics; and here... I see them almost every day...

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

Awesome spotting, Zlatan. Kinsfishers are amazing birds. This one seems to have an exceptionally long beak, and such striking colours. Great notes too. A great pity they live in such a heavily polluted urban environment. I wonder if it has caused the birds any genetic defects?

চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ, Bangladesh

Lat: 21.44, Long: 92.00

Spotted on Mar 7, 2019
Submitted on Mar 10, 2019

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