The Kingfisher & the Alkyonides days of January

Common Kingfisher The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis, “Alkyone” in Greek) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter. This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and […]

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