|A kingfisher capturing a tadpole|
Resident all year-round
The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) or 'Eurasian kingfisher' or 'River kingfisher', is a small kingfisher.
This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to see its prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.