Category Archives: Coraciiformes

Kingfisher Central


Coraciiformes

Place: Forest Farm, Cardiff
Dates: 3 October, 8 October, 21 October, 29 October, 9 November, 11 November 2016.

Ever since part of the reeds have been cut back some time in late September 2016, kingfishers appear to have become quite common at the reed beds overlooked by both bird hides at Forest Farm. Below is a collection of pictures taken during the weeks that followed.


3 October 2016

8 October 2016

21 October 2016

29 October 2016

9 November 2016

11 November 2016

[Alcedo atthis, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kingfisher]

The sound of the kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kingfisher across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Blue-winged Kookaburra


Coraciiformes

Place: Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
Date: 30 July 2016.



[Dacelo leachii, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Blue-winged kookaburra]

The sound of the blue-winged kookaburra (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marc Anderson)

European Bee Eater


Coraciiformes

Place: Saline de Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily
Date: 24 May 2016.








[Merops apiaster, Family Meropidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: European bee-eater]

The sound of the European bee eater (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist maudoc)

Distribution of the European bee eater across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Giant Kingfisher


Coraciiformes

Place: Okavango River, Botswana
Date: 20/21 August 2012.




[Megaceryle maxima, Family Cerylidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Giant kingfisher]

The sound of the giant kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Peter Boesman)

White-fronted Bee Eater


Coraciiformes

Place: Okavango River, Botswana
Date: 21 August 2012.







Place: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Date: 25 August 2012.


[Merops bullockoides, Family Meropidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: White-fronted bee-eater]

The sound of the white-fronted bee eater (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Alan Collett)

Common Kingfisher


Coraciiformes

Place: Forest Farm, Cardiff
Date: 13 February 2016.





[Alcedo atthis, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kingfisher]

The sound of the common kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the common kingfisher across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Southern Carmine Bee-eater


Coraciiformes

Place: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Date: 25 August 2012.


Place: Okavango River, Botswana
Date: 20/21 August 2012.








[Merops nubicoides, Family Meropidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Southern carmine bee-eater]

The sound of the southern carmine bee-eater (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Peter Boesman)