Colour– The kingfisher has blue-green head and wings, an orange belly with white patches on each side of the neck and under its long bill, and red feet.
Length – 17-19.5cm
Diet – Fish
Habitat – On a branch over a river or a stream.
Number of eggs – 6-7
The Kingfisher is a brightly coloured spectacular bird, which lives by the waters edge ready to dive at the sight of a fish. It kills the prey by beating it off a branch, and eating it head first in order to keep the fins closed. The shape of the wings helps it to take off from the water after a dive. It can stop in mid air to dive for its food. In general birds that fly quickly have pointed wings.
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