The Kingfisher.

 

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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