Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis)

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What Does The Kingfisher look like ?

Stocky body . large dark bill, upper body blue and gleaming turqoise, underparts orange chestnut, female with red base to lower mandible. rapid darting flight, often perches on posts. Seen in Britain all year round

How Big is the Kingfisher ?

Aprox 16.5 cm . weighing 38 g

Where does it live?

Clear streams and river, Lakes especuially with embankments

Where to see it

What does it eat?

Small Fish , aquatic insects and their larvae , tadpoles

What does it sound like?

When to see it

When does it Breed ?

April to July , 6 - 8 eggs, Incubation 19 - 21 days , young fledging at 25 days, 2- 3 Broods per year . Nests in hole on river banks.

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