Kingdom : Animalia
                           Class : Aves
                        Family : Alcedines
         Scientific Name : Coraciiformes

                       Size(H) : 10cm - 37.5cm  
                                         (4in - 15in)
                  Wingspan : 20cm 66cm 
                                         (7.8in - 26in)
                       Weight : 10g - 170g
                                          (0.4oz - 6oz)
                 Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)

                  Life Span : 6 - 10 years
                      Colour : Red, Green, Yellow, 
                                       Orange, Black,
                                       Blue, Brown
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Small body and long, 
                                      sharp straight beaks
  1. Kingfishers are small – medium sized birds found close to water, throughout the world.
  2. There are around 100 species of this colorful bird.
  3. The three main types of Kingfishers are the river Kingfisher, the tree kingfisher and the water kingfisher.
  4. The kingfishers have large heads, long sharp pointed bills, stubby tails and short legs.
  5. They are famous for their brightly colored feathers ranging from black to red to green.
  6. The African Dwarf kingfisher are the smallest species of kingfisher measuring 4 inches long.
  7. The giant kingfisher is the largest species growing up to 18 inches long.
  8. The Australian Kingfisher or the laughing Kookaburra are the heaviest kingfisher species.
  9. The kingfishers make their nests in tree hollows or at the end of small tunnels dug underground.
  10. The female kingfishers lay up to 10 eggs which are incubated by both the parents.
  11. They mostly inhabit wetlands and woodlands all around the world.
  12. They feed on insects, frogs, crayfish and occasionally on reptiles, birds and small mammals.
  13. Their numerous predators include foxes, raccoons, cats, snakes, small mammals and large birds.
  14. Due to deforestation and habitat loss, the species inhabiting woodlands are considered to be threatened.

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