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Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Description:

They have bright blue upper parts with their underside and ear coverts being orange in colour. They have white patches on each side of their neck and on their chin. Their legs are red with a dark blue stripe and males have a black bill where as the bill of females is black with a reddish/orange base.

Habitat:

Common Kingfishers are found near lakes, ponds, canals, streams and slow moving rivers. Each individual secures a territory with an adequate food supply and this is usually a stretch of river between 1 and 3 kms (0.6 - 1.9 miles) in length. Feed upon fish, aquatic invertebrates and amphibians.

Notes:

beak suggests its a female

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7 Comments

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 9 years ago

it think this bird should really be paid for such a nice pose by conserving it

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 9 years ago

@ Leuba, gorgeous color attracts me most, and this one just allowed us to take shoots on her steadily. thanks though

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 9 years ago

thanks SarahSmith2

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

I love these beautiful birds - great pictures !!

SarahSmith2
SarahSmith2 9 years ago

Great pic!

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 9 years ago

i appreciate you like it KarenL

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful!

KdonGalay
Spotted by
KdonGalay

Las Piñas, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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