Kingfisher Interesting Facts that you should know

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Only one of the 87 kingfisher species in the world, Alcedo atthis, breeds in Europe.

As far east as the Solomon Islands, our kingfisher has a widespread global range.

The laughing kookaburra of Australia is the biggest kingfisher in the world.

Our kingfisher is referred to as the river kingfisher in order to distinguish it from the other 86 species.

Many kingfishers around the world avoid water and rarely eat fish.

Up to 90% of the kingfishers in Britain may perish during harsh winters.

A kingfisher has to consume roughly 15 or 16 minnows every day in the winter.

Kingfishers frequently raid backyard ponds in their extensive search for fish.

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