Kingfisher - P743

Kingfisher

Kingfisher - P743

The Kingfisher's nest in burrows on the river bank, these burrows are up to a metre in depth and they lay up to eight glossy white eggs in a clutch and sometimes three clutches a year. The fledgling survival rate is quite low due to preditors, drowning and starvation.

The female is identical to the male in appearance except that her lower mandible is orange-red with a black tip.

In earlier decades, the Kingfisher suffered persecution from anglers and to provide feathers for fishing flies, now largely a thing of the past.

Original oil on canvas, image size 10" x 8".

Price £145

A signed, embossed limited edition print, mounted to fit frame size 14"x 11"

Price £40

P743 Kingfisher