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Common Kingfisher portrait

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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 and North 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,.. more

Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Mar 10, 2012. Captured Mar 9, 2012.
  • NIKON D300
  • f/4.0
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO250
  • 300mm