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Monday, October 15, 2012

Kingfisher



Beauty Of Animal | Kingfisher | Kingfisher is a colorful little bird is generally found near the middle water.There are nearly 100 different species of kingfisher found all over the world. Kingfishers live in both wetlands and forests around the world, feeding mainly on fish but also, insects, frogs and crayfish with kingfisher species that live in the woods occasionally eat reptiles, birds and even small mammals. There are three main types of  kingfisher in the world which is the river kingfishers, tree kingfishers and water kingfishers all of which have large heads, long sharp pointy bills, short legs, and tail fat.
The smallest species of kingfisher is the African Dwarf Kingfisher, which is up to an average of 10.4 g weight and 10 cm (4 inches) long. The species is the largest kingfisher Giant Kingfisher, which would be an average of 355 g (13.5 oz) and grows to 45 cm (18 inches). However, the familiar Australian kingfisher known as the Laughing Kookaburra probably the heaviest species of kingfisher is known, because the adult Australian kingfishers exceeding 450 g weight is fairly common.
 
Kingfishers nest in tree hollows and holes dug into the ground, which tends to be on the river or on the lake side. Kingfishers dig a small tunnel at the end of their nests, which can range in length depending on the species. The giant kingfisher is known to dig a tunnel more than 8 meters long! Kingfishers woman lay up to 10 eggs (although usually less), and both male and female kingfishers help to incubate the eggs, which hatch in between 3 and 4 weeks.  
 
Kingfishers are known for their brightly colored fur that ranges in color from black to red to green. Some species of kingfisher feathers have a file in their heads that attach to the top, although many species of kingfishers have a smooth, flat hair covering their bodies.
 
Because of their generally small size, kingfishers have a number of predators wherever they are located around the world. The kingfisher is the main predator foxes, raccoons, cats and snakes, but kingfishers are also preyed upon by other small mammals and large birds. The eggs of the kingfisher is also eaten by many predators that kingfisher. Many species of kingfisher species considered endangered as their numbers have decreased mainly due to habitat loss. This species tends kingfisher threatened species that inhabit the forest kingfisher and forests as their habitat is being destroyed due to deforestation in many regions around the world.

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