Wikijunior:Animal Families/Kingfisher

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♂ Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar, Mangaon, Maharashtra, India.jpg

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) is a species of kingfisher. They have blue backs and orange chests, along with a few white feathers and a blue cap on the head.


They are called the common kingfisher, Eurasian kingfisher and the river kingfisher. As well as using the Latin name Alcedo atthis, some use Gracula atthi.

Where to see them[edit]

One has a chance of seeing them near freshwater bodies with fish.