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The Common Kingfisher Bird, a Description

The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), is one of Britain’s most brightly coloured birds. They are widespread, becoming less common further north, however, following some declines last century, they are currently increasing in their range in Scotland. The bird is found by still or slow flowing water such as lakes, canals and rivers. In winter, some individuals move to estuaries and the coast. They may also visit suitably sized garden ponds. Common Kingfishers measure 17–19 centimetres and have a wingspan of 25 centimetres. [...]