The Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. Photo by J van noorwyk. Humph - ain't nuthin' common about THIS feller!
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) - by Steve Liptrot Photography - such a delight to spot the kingfisher flying, very fast and low, along the brook near my home. Still yet to see the otters than are supposed to live along the banks).