Alcedo atthis

17 – 19 cm

24 – 26 cm

minor concern

banks of wetland areas, with trees or reeds

fish, larvae, aquatic insects and amphibians


The rules on noise pollution are very restrictive in Japan, and in the case of the bullet train running to more than 350km/h, a very aerodynamic design was needed for the times it came out of the tunnels.

The ingenious solution of the shape of this high-speed train mimics the shape of the bluebird beak, who, when they immersed into water at great speeds, almost does not alter the tranquility of the water.