We have several kingfisher birds in Bangladesh. Amongst those the Common Kingfisher is the smallest one, and in my opinion the most attractive one. In general we call all the kingfishers as Machhranga (মাছরাঙ্গা). If we want to go for more bookish then this Common kingfisher can be called literally as 'Pati Machhranga'. This small beautiful bird belongs to the family Alcedinidae. Its binomial name is Alcedo atthis. In English this bird has several names which are Eurasian kingfisher, River kingfisher, etc. Its range is vast and also frequently available in our Bangladesh.