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.

Names[edit]

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.