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Kingfisher


Frequently seen on the lower reaches of Dorset's rivers.


 

 

Common Name Kingfisher
Scientific Name Alcedo atthis
Species Group Other Small Land Birds
Status
Interest Level
2
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Status Occasional
Visible
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Rivers
  • Lakes and ponds
Look for Brilliant bright blue
Additional Identification Notes
  • Bright blue on the back and bright orange on the front - quite unmistakable
  • Fast flying along rivers and also often perched above the water looking for fish
  • In winter often move down to the lower reaches of rivers nearer the sea
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Other Small Land Birds