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Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
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Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

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Kingfishers with their bright blue and orange plumage are unmistakeable. They are most commonly seen on slow moving and still water where they feed on a diet of small fish and aquatic insects. They are especially common in central and southern England. In winter some birds move to coastal areas. Kingfishers are very sensitive to the area in which they live and are one of the first to suffer through pollution and poor land management.
Eggs: 6-7
Incubation: 19-21 days
Fledging: 23-27 days
Maximum lifespan: 15 years
Length: 16-17cm


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