TITLE

Kingfisher

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Kingfisher, a bird with a large head and bill, a short tail, and extremely small, weak feet. Most of the 250 species and subspecies are native to the South Pacific islands and the Malay Archipelago. Three species are native to North America. Almost all kingfishers are brightly colored birds. They have a harsh, wild, rattling cry. Kingfishers hover over water and dive vertically for fish, crabs, and tadpoles. They also feed on insects, lizards, and mice.
ACCESSION #
37309635

 

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