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The River Kingfisher

This brilliant blue colored bird is called the river kingfisher. There are 87 species of kingfishers  the kookaburra from Australia being the biggest.  Many of the kingfishers of the world do not eat fish or live  near water bodies.

The river kingfishers also feed on other water insects dragonflies etc. besides fishes.  These lovey birds are poor housekeeper and their nests are littered with dried fish bones and rotting fish. Kingfishers have a  high mortality rate  as the fledglings often get drowned in the water during their first dive.

These birds have  disproportionately large heads and long beaks. These birds have distinctive  flight calls, a shrill, long call.

River kingfishers are said to have been hunted for their brilliantly colored feathers which adorned the hats of the Victorian women of rank.

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    The brilliant blue colored feathers of this bird makes it very attractive – right?

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