Mar 30, 2014

Estonia FDC on "Bird of the Year – Common Kingfisher"

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Bird of the Year – Common Kingfisher

Date of Issue : 20 March 2014

Due to its extraordinary colours the Common Kingfisher, (Alcedo atthis), is called the Nordic jewel and the pearl of rivers. It nests on the banks of rivers, brooks and bigger ditches lined with trees and rivers, the banks of which offer opportunities for digging its nest. The kingfisher particularly likes shallow rivers with pure water. It mainly feeds on small fish.

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