Iridescent flying diver - Asisa Madian
Iridescent flying diver
Eurasian kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the 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. The typical short-tailed kingfisher are dumpy-bodied and large-headed. The adult male has green-blue upperparts with pale azure-blue back.The female is identical in appearance to the male except that her lower mandible is orange-red with a black tip.The legs and feet of these birds are bright red. It is about 16 centimetres (6.3 in) long with a wingspan of 25 cm (9.8 in) and weighs 34–46 grams (1.2–1.6 oz). The common kingfisher typically lays two to ten glossy white eggs.
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