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Alcedo atthis Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Alcedinidae Family   
16-17cm Length
Wetlands, coastline any clean body of water. Europe, Asia and North Africa. Habitat-Altitude-Range
6-7 eggs incubation (19-20 days) and care by both parents. Fledging in 24–25 days Clutch  
Small fish, insects. Food   Diet
Hunts from perch, when disturbed flies fast. Habits
1063 World Number

Least Concern


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view photos Photo September 25, 2007 by Jose Viana all rights reserved

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Guarda Rios 089002-IMG_9721 Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) by ajmatthehiddenhouse.

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view photos Photoby ajmatthehiddenhouse all rights reserved June 08

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Common Kingfisher Call
(Alcedo atthis)
Patrik ?erg XC27038
08-06-2008, Sweden

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Embedded sound Common Kingfisher call (Alcedo atthis)
Sander Bot XC22754
21-02-2008, Taiwan
 Common Kingfisher call
(Alcedo atthis)
Sander Bot XC22753
21-02-2008 Taiwan


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 Video by Paul Higgs all rights reserved

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Common Kingfisher

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