Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis - Martin-pêcheur d'Europe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alcedo

  • Species
    :

    atthis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 24 à 26 cm.
  • Weight
    : 30 à 45 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Alcedo atthis ispida (s Norway, the British Isles and n Spain to w Russia)
  • Alcedo atthis atthis (s Spain and n Africa east to c Siberia, nw China and nw India)
  • Alcedo atthis bengalensis (c India to se Siberia, Japan and se Asia)
  • Alcedo atthis taprobana (s India and Sri Lanka)
  • Alcedo atthis floresiana (Lesser Sundas)
  • Alcedo atthis hispidoides (Sulawesi, Moluccas, w Papuan islands, New Guinea, Bismarck Arch. and Louisiade Arch.)
  • Alcedo atthis salomonensis (Solomon Is.)

Foreign names

  • Martin-pêcheur d'Europe,
  • Martín Pescador Común,
  • Guarda-rios,
  • Eisvogel,
  • Jégmadár,
  • IJsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore eurasiatico,
  • Kungsfiskare,
  • Isfugl,
  • rybárik riečny,
  • ledňáček říční,
  • Isfugl,
  • kuningaskalastaja,
  • blauet comú,
  • Bláþyrill,
  • zimorodek (zwyczajny),
  • zivju dzenītis,
  • vodomec,
  • Обыкновенный зимородок,
  • Raja-udang erasia,
  • カワセミ,
  • 普通翠鸟,
  • นกกะเต็นน้อยธรรมดา,
  • 普通翠鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Excavations (open), Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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