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Beautiful Kingfishers

Beautiful Kingfishers

Kingfishers are a family of small and medium, brightly colored birds. Fossil kingfishers were described about 30–40 million years ago. Most species are found in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
Kingfishers have large heads, long sharp bills, short legs, and short tails. The plumage of most kingfishers is bright, with green and blue colors. Kingfishers occupy a wide range of habitats. Although often associated with rivers and lakes, more than half of the world's species are found in forests. They nest in holes dug in the ground. These pits are usually found on the banks of the earth on the banks of rivers or lakes. Kingfisher eggs are always white. Typically, the clutch is about three to six eggs. Both sexes hatch eggs.

Most known for hunting and eating fish. Kingfishers have excellent vision. They are able to compensate for the refraction of water and reflections when hunting for prey underwater and are able to accurately determine the depth underwater. They have nitrating membranes that close their eyes to protect them when they enter the water. Some species are considered endangered by human activity and are endangered.

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