Kingfishers eat around 16 minnows a day
There are approx 3800 - 6400 breeding pairs in the UK
Listed as Amber status on the Birds of Conservation Concern list
A kingfisher's diet mostly consists of fish - minnows and sticklebacks and small insects
Kingfishers can’t swim, so they tend to avoid turbulent waters
Kingfishers tend to favour slow-flowing rivers or motionless water in relatively lowland areas
If you’re lucky enough to see a kingfisher on its perch, watch it closely. Once it has spotted its prey a kingfisher will bob its head up and down to gauge the position of the fish.
The bird then dives into the water with its wings open, and its eyes protected by transparent eyelids. Once the fish is caught, it is taken back to the perch where the kingfisher usually stuns it before swallowing it head first.
Kingfishers fly rapidly, low over water, and hunt fish from riverside perches, occasionally hovering above the water's surface.
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