nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
Any of various birds of the suborder Alcedines, having a large head, short tail and brilliant colouration; they feed mostly on fish.
any one of numerous species of birds constituting the family Alcedinidae. Most of them feed upon fishes which they capture by diving and seizing then with the beak; others feed only upon reptiles, insects, etc. About one hundred and fifty species are known. They are found in nearly all parts of the world, but are particularly abundant in the East Indies
Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australasia. The group is treated either as a single family, Alcedinidae, or as a suborder Alcedines containing three families, Alcedinidae, Halcyonidae, and Cerylidae. There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. They consume a wide range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. Like other members of their order they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A few species, principally insular forms, are threatened with extinction. In Britain, the word 'kingfisher' normally refers to the Common Kingfisher.
Kingfisher (noun)a type of bird that catches only fish.
Kingfisher a bright colored bird with long bill used to get food.
The numerical value of kingfisher in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of kingfisher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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Even though fish-eating terrestrial consumers are often exposed to high levels of mercury, they are usually not species eaten by humans – think of an osprey, kingfisher or bald eagle, the same is true for terrestrial consumers that rely on emergent aquatic insects – they are often not species consumed by humans such as spiders, songbirds and bats.
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- blauet, arner, alció, botiguerCatalan, Valencian
- glas y dorlanWelsh
- martín pescadorSpanish
- martin arrantzaleBasque
- biorra-crùideinScottish Gaelic
- martin pescatoreItalian
- ÄisvullLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- മീൻകൊത്തി, പൊന്മാൻMalayalam
- raja udangMalay
- pica-peixe, martim-pescador, guarda-riosPortuguese
- pescăruș albastruRomanian
- vodomar, водомарSerbo-Croatian
- மீன்கொத்தி, சிரல்Tamil
- bói cáVietnamese
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