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Kingfisher

The Kingfisher is one of Britain’s most beautiful birds. Can be found near lakes, canals, and rivers all over Britain except Scotland, where it is restricted to the south.

Often seen flashing past and disappearing around a corner, they can be hard to spot, despite their colourful feathers.

During the winter months, they may move to coastal estuaries and have even been seen on breakwaters and rocks at the seaside.

Before diving for food they may hover briefly, and their unfortunate prey is always eaten head first.

Eats fish and aquatic insects.

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The Kingfisher is one of Britain’s most beautiful birds. Can be found near lakes, canals, and rivers all over Britain except Scotland, where it is restricted to the south.

Often seen flashing past and disappearing around a corner, they can be hard to spot, despite their colourful feathers.

During the winter months, they may move to coastal estuaries and have even been seen on breakwaters and rocks at the seaside.

Before diving for food they may hover briefly, and their unfortunate prey is always eaten head first.

Eats fish and aquatic insects.