The kingfisher patrols
rivers and streams, canals and lakes all over Britain. They build
their nests in river banks where it is steep enough to provide safety
from rats, stoats and weasels. The female lays six or seven white
eggs in the rounded, unlined nest chamber.
When the chicks are fledged, about
four weeks after hatching, the parents continue feeding them, giving
the young birds the time to become expert at diving and catching
fish. Finally, when they are six or seven weeks old the young are
chased off by their parents to seek out territories of their own.
Size: 4.75" x
Price: Not for sale