Kingfishers

All about Kingfishers, of the avian family Alcedinidae.

Episode:
20
Date:
January 10, 2021
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Kingfishers

Summary

Kingfishers—all the birds in the family Alcedinidae—are the focus of this episode. There are many species of these charismatic birds living across the world.

Learn about their key features, global distribution, evolution, feeding, and more.


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Photos of some birds mentioned

Black-backed Dwarf-kingfisher(Ceyx erithaca). Photo by Chamnan Phanthong.
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) female. Photo by Harry Collins.
Numfor Paradise-kingfisher (Tanysiptera carolinae). Photo by Joshua.
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis). Photo by Ivan Phillipsen.

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