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grizzly_nl The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as Eurasian kingfisher, or river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migratesfrom areas where rivers freeze in winter.

This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.

Took this picture from a hide (HBN-Hut 6)

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grizzly_nl Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand, is the world's steepest residential street. It is located in the residential suburb of North East Valley #newzealand #baldwin #steepeststreet #dunedin #aotearoa #nz #dennissmit #smitfotografie #canon #eos7d 4mon

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