For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
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Kingfisher breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Albania Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lichtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine
A sad statistic from the BTO ringing unit. read on
One of the most colourful species to be encountered in the UK, a Kingfisher can always be relied upon to brighten the dullest day. Peter Woodruff recounts observations on his own patch in Lancashire and reveals a number of interesting facts about your local Kingfishers. log in
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