One of the most aptly named birds after their incredible ability to catch fish
Small to medium-sized, vividly colored birds belonging to the Alcedinidae family are known as kingfishers.
They have a wide range, with most species being found in the tropics of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. They may be located next to tranquil ponds and little rivers in dense woodlands.
Most species have colorful plumage with hardly discernible variations between the sexes. The majority of species are found solely in forests, and the majority of those are tropical in range. They eat various foods, which they often catch by swooping down from a perch. Many species of kingfishers live far from water and consume tiny invertebrates, despite the common misconception that they dwell near rivers and eat fish.
Species in this genus
Possessed with special visual adaptations to catch fish
They are known to form cooperative breeding groups, where offspring from previous years help the parents raise the next brood of chicks