What Eats a Kingfisher?

The common types of animals that prey upon a kingfisher include raccoons, snakes, foxes, large birds and felines. Many of these animals also eat kingfisher eggs. Belonging to the Alcedines family, kingfishers are birds that live near water sources.

Found all over the world, kingfishers are omnivores. Its diet consists mainly of fish, but a kingfisher also may feed on insects and frogs.

There are close to 100 different species of kingfishers. They can have brightly colored feathers. Kingfishers range in size from 4 to 15 inches, and their life span ranges between 6 to 10 years. Weighing between 13 and 16 ounces, the heaviest kingfisher species is the Laughing Kookaburra of Australia.

Due to deforestation, some kingfisher species, which inhabit forests in different parts of the world, are considered threatened species.