Eurasian kingfisher, common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
KINGFISHER FEEDING ITS YOUNG.
By A. W. Seaby.
Author Collett, Anthony Keeling; Thomas, William Beach
Full title Birds through the year, by W. Beach Thomas and A. K. Collett, illustrated in colour by G. E. Lodge, A. W. Seaby, G. E. Collins, and Winifred Austen.
The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.