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A87964375 - Common Kingfishers

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SashaQ - happysad

Entry: Common Kingfishers - A87964375
Author: SashaQ - happysad - U9936370

Here is a little Entry about one of my favourite birds - it is always a treat to see a Kingfisher perching nearby.


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Bluebottle

I had another read through and the only thing I was puzzled by was the mention of a third eyelid. Do they have a second eyelid too or, if not, what is the difference between a second and third eyelid?

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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks for reading smiley - ok

Yes, eyes have upper eyelids, and lower eyelids, so the nictitating membrane of Kingfishers, cats, etc is the third eyelid, but I put it into quote marks to indicate that nictitating membrane is the official term smiley - ok

I also made a tweak to indicate that Kingfishers do not just eat fish, as their name suggests, but they also fish for the fish so Kings are not at risk smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl Very interesting! I didn't know kookaburras were kingfishers. Thanks for the read!


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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok Thank you smiley - biggrin


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

A good Entry! smiley - smiley
As far as I remember they sometimes make artificial nests for kingfishers to help them breeding.


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