English version

kingfisher

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
kingfisherking‧fish‧er /ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  HBBa small brightly coloured bird with a blue body that catches fish in rivers
Examples from the Corpus
kingfisherKeep an eye out for large swans, herons and ducks, moorhens and kingfishers.Now it's hoped it won't be long before the baby kingfishers are also on show.Perhaps it had, for around here kingfishers nested and small animals hollowed out homes in the banks.There was the possibility of kingfisher and water rail for early risers on the morrow.These vary in size from the great white pelican and goliath heron to the diminutive malachite and pygmy kingfishers.They created this environment and the kingfishers loved it.I wondered if the kingfisher still nested in the sandy banks there.With the loss of the fish, we can expect to lose the electric-blue flash of the kingfisher.
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