Common Kingfisher Bird of the Year in Germany

Birdorable Common Kingfisher

The Common Kingfisher has been crowned Germany's Bird of the Year 2009 by NABU, the German BirdLife organization. NABU has been nominating the 'Bird of the Year' since 1971 to focus people's attention to a particular species and its habitat. The first bird was the Peregrine Falcon, which, thanks to several conservation projects, is no longer on the list of threatened birds in Germany. The Common Kingfisher itself isn't endangered in Germany — there are between 5,600 and 8,000 breeding pairs in Germany — but conservationists are hoping the added attention may results in increased protection for its dwindling habitat, which is rivers. Kingfishers need clear water and natural river banks to nest.

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Common Kingfisher Gifts

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Louise Warner on February 18, 2017 at 9:41 AM wrote:
i just did the coloring page.
Louise Warner on February 18, 2017 at 9:44 AM wrote:
why can't i have one?
Louise Warner on February 18, 2017 at 9:45 AM wrote:
yes...
Andrew on September 25, 2018 at 9:06 PM wrote:
I like kingfishers at california

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