The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
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Species: A. atthis
The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as Eurasian Kingfisher, or River Kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia andNorth Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.
This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.
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Beautiful picture of this Kingfisher.Nice POV with its majestic pose.I like its natural colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,
A perfect shot of one of my prefered birds.
- [2013-09-19 7:05]
Beautiful image, fine composition and lovely kingfisher with great pose..the details and colors are admirable. tfs.
Super shot of this lovely Kingfisher. Great POV and DOF. Thanks for sharing,
- [2014-07-22 0:52]
such a lovely kingfisher. The small bird really looks so lovely.
Splendid sharpness and details. I like the shin eye as it is so difficult to approach this kingfisher at m place.