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  Alcedo atthis
  Family Name : Alcedinidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher
  • Description
    • Size :
      17 cm
      Description :
      Small-sized, black bill, predominantly blue. Perches on stakes.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Habitats :
      Freshwater, Parks & Gardens
      Distribution :
      Breeds in temperate zones of Eurasia. For Southeast Asia, in North Sumatra, Thailand, West Coast Peninsular Malaysia to Malacca. This kingfishes is widespread in Singapore during the winter months and is adapted to use drain, canal and pond habitats in parks. A common winter visitor and passage migrant, it can often be seen to plunge dive off low perches into fresh and brackish water ponds. Best seen at the freshwater ponds or along Sungei Buloh Besar from Sep to Mar. Peak numbers appear in Sep and Oct when many have been ringed at the wetland.
      Nature Reserves :
      Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      West Coast Park
  • Conservation
    • Conservation Notes :
      Widespread throughout Singapore

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