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Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis   - Male
Common Kingfisher
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Date : 11 October 2015
English synonyms:Kingfisher, River Kingfisher, European Kingfisher, Small Blue Kingfisher, Eurasian Kingfisher, Common Eurasian Kingfisher, Ceylon Common Kingfisher (taprobana), Hispid Kingfisher (floresiana, hispidioides), Cobalt-eared Kingfisher (hispidioides)
Bird Family :Alcedinidae - Smaller Kingfishers
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We saw single Common Kingfisher male on that day. We spent around 1 hour with it. It was busy with preening and wing stretching.- VP & PM