14 November, 2009

Common Kingfisher


Scientific Name: Alcedo atthis

Population Estimate: 600K

Range / Habitat: The Common Kingfisher is widely distributed over Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

Field Notes:This species has the typical short-tailed, dumpy-bodied large-headed and long-billed kingfisher shape.Their brilliant blue upperparts, deep red underparts, white face patches and unique shape make Kingfishers impossible to misidentify.

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