Kingfishers, or Alcedinidae, are a family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds. All kingfishers have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with only small differences between the sexes. While kingfishers are usually thought to live near rivers and eat fish, many species live away from water and eat small invertebrates.
The most well known Kingfisher in popular media is the Kookaburra.