kingfisher

Definitions of kingfisher
  1. noun
    nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
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    types:
    Alcedo atthis, Eurasian kingfisher
    small kingfisher with greenish-blue and orange plumage
    Ceryle alcyon, belted kingfisher
    greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chest
    Dacelo gigas, kookaburra, laughing jackass
    Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
    type of:
    coraciiform bird
    chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
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