Adjective "kingfisher" definition and examples

(Kingfisher may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkɪŋfɪʃə/

Definitions and examples

noun

An often brightly coloured bird with a large head and long sharp beak, typically diving for fish from a perch. Many of the tropical kinds live in forests and feed on terrestrial prey such as insects and lizards.
  1. 'Cats - especially those breeding in the wild - along with stoats and ferrets, moreporks, blackbirds and kingfishers are the worst enemies of the lizards.'
  2. 'These incoming crowds are, in turn, boosting numbers of fish-eating birds, such as herons, kingfishers, and grebes.'
  3. 'Like motmots and todies, kingfishers often have brilliant plumage, are largely insectivorous, and nest in cavities that are often excavated in earthen banks.'
  4. 'Just months after Edwards Dam was removed, birds such as ospreys, bald eagles, and kingfishers returned.'
  5. 'We didn't catch that fish, or any fish, but we had a great day with kingfishers, peregrine falcons and buzzards for company.'
  6. 'Mr Deacon says that far from damaging wildlife, the lake and wetlands already attract kingfishers, mallards, woodpeckers, coots, waterhens, curlews, plovers, deer and foxes.'
  7. 'The array of birds included a hen harrier, barn owls, kingfishers, sparrowhawks, long-eared owls, kestrels and woodpeckers.'
  8. 'All the common species are here - blackbirds and thrushes and the like - plus goldfinches, swallows, kingfishers and grebes on the pond.'
  9. 'Dozens of other birds - warblers, wrens, cuckoos, cardinals, kingfishers, doves, owls, hawks and herons - traverse the sky and the trees.'
  10. 'Although kingfishers, bee eaters, storks, dragonflies, mosquitoes and ants are all part of his photographic repertoire, the wary hoopoe has been dodging his lens for years.'

More definitions

1. any of numerous fish- or insect-eating birds of the family Alcedinidae that have a large head and a long, stout bill and are usually crested and brilliantly colored.

More examples(as adjective)

"pences can be kingfisher."