Eisvogel

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Eisvogel

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German īsvogel, from Old High German īsfogal; consisting of two stems: Eis +‎ Vogel. The former stem, however, is considered to be a variant of Eisen (Old High German īsarn), most likely referring to the green-blue upperparts with pale azure-blue back and rump of the adult bird.

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Noun[edit]

Eisvogel m (genitive Eisvogels, plural Eisvögel)

  1. kingfisher (any of various birds of the suborder Alcedines)

Declension[edit]

Eisvogel

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