Alcedo atthis

Species: Alcedo atthis

English Name: Common Kingfisher

Chinese Name: 普通翠鳥

Family: Alcedinidae

Description

The Common Kingfisher is a small kingfisher (16-20 cm) with a long black bill (with an orange base on females) and red feet and legs. Plumage is mainly orange-rufous underparts and blue upperparts, with a white throat and neck patch. This Macao resident can be found in a variety of wetlands on the territory.

© 2011 Pierre Dalous

© 2011 Pierre Dalous

© 2011 Ansel.ma

© 2011 Ansel.ma

© 2013 David Reynolds

© 2013 David Reynolds

© 2013 David Reynolds

© 2013 David Reynolds

© 2010 Isidro Vila Verde

© 2010 Isidro Vila Verde

© 2009 Luc Viatour

© 2009 Luc Viatour

© 2011 Massimiliano Sticca

© 2011 Massimiliano Sticca

© 2012 Sandeep Somasekharan

© 2012 Sandeep Somasekharan

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References:

- Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.