Did you know?


  • The kingfisher is an excellent indicator of the health of river ecosystem

  • The kingfisher is about the size of a house- sparrow

  • A male in search of a mate will approach his desired female by holding a fish in his beak - and then attempt to feed it to her.

  • Before eating its prey the Kingfisher will stun the fish by repeatedly striking it against it perch to ensure that the spines in some fish are relaxed enough for the Kingfisher to swallow the fish whole!

  • British Waterways is sponsoring the kingfisher in the BTO Bird Atlas 2007-11.