• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Common Kingfisher
Kingfishers - Bee-eaters - Rollers
Rivers diorama
Estuaries diorama
Coasts diorama
Lake ecosystem

Photo of the Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, which is present in the southern Aegean during winter (November-February) in coastal areas, ports and river banks. It feeds on fish, often very big for its size, and it is a very competent diver. There is a myth in Greece that this bird breeds during winter but is not true.