How To Draw Kingfisher: Step 6

How to Draw A Kingfisher

Children will enjoy learning how to draw kingfisher in 6 easy steps.

Grab some art supplies and follow along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a kingfisher.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons. It’s useful for very young kids in the need of extra guidance and simply looking to shade in a kingfisher.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to follow. Keep practicing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw A Kingfisher Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw Kingfisher: All Steps

In this post, we will learn how to draw kingfisher with your drawing materials. Be sure to observe the various sizes and shapes within the artwork of the kingfisher. The pencil lines in each step is outlined in blue so you can identify the current components that you will be illustrating.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Head

    How To Draw Kingfisher: Step 1

    First, draw the kingfisher’s head by adding spiky lines similar to a mohawk. King Fishers are known for their unusually large head and beak!

  2. Add The Eyes And Beak

    How To Draw Kingfisher: Step 2

    It has a long beak and semi-circular eyes.

  3. Draw The Body

    How To Draw Kingfisher: Step 3

    Then, draw the base of the body by adding a semi-circle below its head.

  4. Outline The Wings And The Tail

    How To Draw Kingfisher: Step 4

    Next, draw the wings on the right side of the body. Add its tiny tail at the bottom.

  5. Add The Feet

    How To Draw Kingfisher: Step 5

    Draw its cute little feet below the body.

  6. Complete The Drawing

    How To Draw Kingfisher: Step 6

    The kingfisher has a blue head, wings and feet. But its neck and body are colored white with a dash of orange. Meanwhile, the tip of its wings are black.

How to Draw A Kingfisher PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw A Kingfisher. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

The Amazing Kingfisher

Kingfishers are a family of small to medium-sized birds. They have a very distinctive coloring. along with their unusually large bills which is why they can be easily identified in the wild.

Kingfishers are water birds that live near rivers, lakes, ponds and shores. They spend much of their time hunting in or near water for fish, frogs and aquatic invertebrates. Kingfishers have been observed using their long bills to explore deep crevices in river rocks for prey hidden from view.

Kingfishers are usually seen either perched on a branch or any perch-like surface near the water.

They will use the open area above a river or a stream to their advantage to fly to a different location.

With over 100 species of kingfishers you find them in most locations around the world. Remember to look for their unusually large beak

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