White Throated Kingfisher Kavdi Pune

White Throated Kingfisher Kavdi Pune
Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds. There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. A few species, principally insular forms, are threatened with extinction. The kingfishers have a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring throughout the worlds tropics and temperate regions. Kingfishers occupy a wide range of habitats. While they are often associated with rivers and lakes, over half the worlds species are found in forests and forested streams. The kingfishers feed on a wide variety of items. They are most famous for hunting and eating fish, and some species do specialize in catching fish, but other species take crustaceans, frogs and other amphibians, annelid worms, molluscs, insects, spiders, centipedes, reptiles (including snakes) and even birds and mammals.
In Marathi Kingfisher is called as Khandya or Kilkilya खंड्या किंवा किलकिल्या
In Hindi Kingfisher is called as Kilkila किलकिला

Facts about Kingfisher

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Fun Fact: The shape of the kingfisher’s bill makes it easier to dive from air to water, this led to the design of the bullet train. This design helped the bullet trains reduce the air friction caused by moving into and out of tunnels.

 

 

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