Common kingfishers can live for as long as 15 years. The average lifespan is 7 years. However, the first months of development are the most dangerous with only 50% of the young surviving to adulthood.
Status: wild: 21 (high) years.
Status: wild: 7 years.
Status: captivity: 21 years.
- Waterscape, 2005. "Kingfishers" (On-line). Accessed November 22, 2005 at http://www.waterscape.com/features/wildlife/kingfisher.html.