Species Details

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Common Kingfisher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Alcedo atthis
Family : Alcedinidae
Order : Coraciiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : Common Kingfisher is a small water bird with a brilliant blue-back and deep orange belly.It looks greenish-blue from above and orange from below.Iris of them are hazel-brown and coral-red legs and feets are evident in them.male bill is entirely with black-horn but female with pale red bill.Their juvenile looks greener and duller above. The common kingfisher is a territorial bird that requires control of a suitable river stretch for its daily food needs. It is mostly solitary, roosting alone in dense cover. Courtship involves the male chasing the female and ritual feeding, leading to copulation. The nest is an excavated burrow in a riverbank, quarry, or similar area. The glossy white eggs, ranging from two to ten, are incubated by both parents. The hatchlings stay in the nest for about 24-25 days before becoming independent. Multiple broods can be raised in a season.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sunny Tseng(www.xeno-canto.org/Sunny Tseng), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.