Alcedo atthis


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small kingfisher with greenish-blue and orange plumage

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Once the tide did turn Porthcawl RNLI D class Jean Ryall relaunched, along with the Mumbles lifeboat, to tow the Alcedo Atthis off Tusker Rock and on to Swansea.
Correspondingly, the least observed bird species during 2008 to 2009 included Anhinga melanogaste, Circus aeruginosus, Accipiter badius, Aquila nipalensis, Falco tinnunculus, Hydrophasianus chirurgus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Charadrius alexandrinus, Calidris minuta, Tringa stagnatilis, Tringa nebularia, Tringa glareola, Sterna acuticauda, Psittacula eupatria, Eudynamys scolopaceus, Athene brama, Alcedo atthis, Dinopium benghalense, Dendrocopos assimilis, Calandrella brachydactyla, Calandrella raytal, Anthus rufulus, Motacilla cinerea, Pycnonotus leucogenys, Phoenicurus ochruros, Saxicola torquatu, Orthotomus sutorius, Sylvia curruca, Cinnyris asiaticus, Oriolus oriolus, Lanius schach and Dendrocitta vagabunda two individuals in each species, respectively (Ali et al., 2011).
juveniles) Species 0 20 40 80 160 320 640 Acrocephalus scirpaceus 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alcedo atthis 4 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Asio otus 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Carduelis carduelis 9 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Carduelis chloris 12 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cettia cetti 19 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hippolais pallida 49 (17) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hippolais polyglotta 5 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Luscinia megarhynchos 4 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oriolus oriolus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Passer domesticus 175 (109) 1 1 2 (1) 0 0 0 Pycnonotus barbatus 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Serinus serinus 9 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sturnus vulgaris 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sylvia melanocephala 18 (7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 Turdus merula 23 (18) 4 (1) 1 1 0 0 2 * Captured in June (n = 197) and July (n = 149 + 14 recaptured birds first sampled in June); only data for first capture are shown.
~ flirt: a coastal bird that lives around piers (Alcedo atthis).
All kingfishers have beautiful plumages: the blues and reds of the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), widespread throughout the Mediterranean Basin (as well as Central and Eastern Europe, India and southeast Asia, China and Japan) contrast with the brown and bluish white-breasted kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis), found on the coastline of Turkey and the near East (as well as India and Southeast Asia).
Mass BMR Species (g) (mL [O.sub.2][cdotp] [g.sup-1][cdotp][h.sup.-1]) Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus 79.7 1.53 purpureus Hoopoe Upupa epops 67.0 1.48 European Bee-eater Merops 57.5 1.33 apiaster Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops 33.8 1.57 viridis River Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 34.3 1.98 Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexi- 6.3 [ss] 3.24 canus Percent [T.sub.b] [++] Species predicted [+] ([degrees]C) Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus 125 39.6 purpureus [cdotp] Hoopoe Upupa epops 113 European Bee-eater Merops 98 40.6 apiaster Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops 100 [cdotp] viridis River Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 126 [cdotp] Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexi- 133 36.7 canus Species Reference Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus Williams et al.
The Georgian Grade II listed property, set in this idyllic Monmouthshire spot, is named after alcedo atthis - the kingfishers that skim above the course.