kingfisher


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king·fish·er

 (kĭng′fĭsh′ər)
n.
Any of various birds of the family Alcedinidae, characteristically having a crested head, a long stout beak, a short tail, and brilliant coloration.

kingfisher

(ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃə)
n
(Animals) any coraciiform bird of the family Alcedinidae, esp the Eurasian Alcedo atthis, which has a greenish-blue and orange plumage. Kingfishers have a large head, short tail, and long sharp bill and tend to live near open water and feed on fish
[C15: originally king's fisher]

king•fish•er

(ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃ ər)

n.
any of various usu. brightly colored birds of the family Alcedinidae, of worldwide distribution, with large heads and robust bills: many dive for fish.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp billkingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
Alcedo atthis, Eurasian kingfisher - small kingfisher with greenish-blue and orange plumage
belted kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon - greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chest
Dacelo gigas, kookaburra, laughing jackass - Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
Translations
رَفْرَافٌطائِر الرفْراف
ledňáček
isfugl
kuningaskalastaja
vodomar
bláòyrill, ísfugl, kóngsfiskari
カワセミ
물총새
alcedo
rybárik
vodomec
vodomarводомар
kungsfiskare
นกกินปลา
yalıçapkınıiskele kuşuyalı çapkını
зимородок
chim bói cá

kingfisher

[ˈkɪŋfɪʃəʳ] Nmartín m pescador

kingfisher

[ˈkɪŋfɪʃər] nmartin-pêcheur m

kingfisher

nEisvogel m

kingfisher

[ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃəʳ] nmartin m inv pescatore

king

(kiŋ) noun
1. a male ruler of a nation, who inherits his position by right of birth. He became king when his father died; King Charles III.
2. the playing-card with the picture of a king. I have two cards – the ten of spades and the king of diamonds.
3. the most important piece in chess.
ˈkingdom noun
1. a state having a king (or queen) as its head. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; He rules over a large kingdom.
2. any of the three great divisions of natural objects. the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms.
ˈkingly adjective
of, relating to, or suitable for a king. kingly robes; a kingly feast.
ˈkingliness noun
ˈkingfisher noun
a type of bird with brilliant blue feathers which feeds on fish.
ˈking-size(d) adjective
of a large size; larger than normal. a king-size(d) bed; king-size cigarettes.

kingfisher

رَفْرَافٌ ledňáček isfugl Eisvogel αλκυόνα martín pescador kuningaskalastaja martin-pêcheur vodomar martin pescatore カワセミ 물총새 ijsvogel isfugl zimorodek martim-pescador, pica-peixe зимородок kungsfiskare นกกินปลา yalı çapkını chim bói cá 翠鸟
References in classic literature ?
The fields were burnished in sun and wind with the colour of kingfisher and parrot and humming-bird, the hues of a hundred flowering flowers.
Clare had given his parents no warning of his visit, and his arrival stirred the atmosphere of the Vicarage as the dive of the kingfisher stirs a quiet pool.
When the kingfisher, flying over the sea, is exhausted, his mate places herself beneath him and bears him along upon her stronger wings.
Now and again a peaty amber colored stream rippled across their way, with ferny over-grown banks, where the blue kingfisher flitted busily from side to side, or the gray and pensive heron, swollen with trout and dignity, stood ankle-deep among the sedges.
Of diversified habits innumerable instances could be given: I have often watched a tyrant flycatcher (Saurophagus sulphuratus) in South America, hovering over one spot and then proceeding to another, like a kestrel, and at other times standing stationary on the margin of water, and then dashing like a kingfisher at a fish.
The commonest bird is a kingfisher (Dacelo Iagoensis), which tamely sits on the branches of the castor- oil plant, and thence darts on grasshoppers and lizards.
Some kingfishers were rambling along the water-courses, but they would not let themselves be approached.
All kinds of aquatic birds--pelicans, wild-duck, kingfishers, and the rest--were seen in numerous flocks hovering about the borders of the pools and torrents.
He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots.
An' kingfishers, an' rabbits comin' down to drink, an', maybe, a deer.
Mallya shut down the low-cost airline Kingfisher Red in September 2011 to cut down on losses.
The bank has holes of approximate Belted Kingfisher burrow diameter at several locations within 1 m below the top and 2-4 m above the bottom of the bank, and has been the scene of nesting activity the three years we have checked, including a brood that fledged there on 26 June 2009.