- "A kingfisher plunged down like a stone
- in a blue flash falling,
- bending reeds were softly blown,
- lily-leaves were sprawling."
- -Adventures of Tom Bombadil
The smallest of Endor's fisherfowl, the kingfisher (S."Heledir") was also the most attractive. It had a large, silvery bill and silver, blue, orange and white feathers. The kingfisher's riverbank home belied its beauty, though, for it was little more than a dirty hole full of old fish bones and rotting mess. Besides fish, the kingfisher preyed on insects, centipedes, and small lizards and amphibians.