Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher is a small sized kingfisher and its plumage makes it one of the most colourful and instantly recognisable birds. It has a short tail, large head and long bill with bright blue upperparts and orange underparts. It is of shy nature and lives in quiet waters with vegetation on the shores. It perches on reeds and shrubs. It takes small fishes for feeding. The Common Kingfisher is also known as European Kingfisher or River Kingfisher.

Gujarati Name

નાનો કલકલિયો

Scientific Name

Alcedo atthis

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Least Concern

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Categories: Kingfishers