Medium-sized bird with a large head, shaggy crest, large, thick bill, white throat and collar. White underneath with blue breast band. Males have a white belly, without rufous band. May have rufous flanks and some reddish in blue chest band. Females have rufous flanks and band across chest below the blue band. Rufous tips to feathers in blue chest band.
Breeds along streams, rivers, lakes, and estuaries with banks for nest holes. Winters along coast, streams, and lakes.
The Belted Kingfisher is one of the few bird species in which the female is more brightly colored than the male
Lat: 40.88, Long: -72.40
Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012