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Common Kingfisher (Blue Kingfisher)

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FAMILY ALCEDINIDAE 
(KINGFISHERS)

Habitat: Clear, slow-flowing streams and rivers, and lakes with well-vegetated banks, mangrove creeks and swamps

Distribution: Europe, Asia, and North Africa, mainly south of 60°N

Diet: Fish

Distinguishing features: Blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill 



10-Sep-2011
10-Sep-2011 Common Kingfisher Pic: Sudhir Singh
Pic: Sudhir Singh

10-Sep-2011
10-Sep-2011 Common Kingfisher Pic: Harish Mahendrakar
Pic: Harish Mahendrakar