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Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon


Stocky built bird with a great eye for fishing and a loud rattling call. Large looking blue-grey head with a crest. Blue-Grey back, back and tail. White spot in front of eyes, white collar and underside. Both male and female will have a solid blue-grey band across the chest and females will also have a rusty colored from underwing, flanks and across the belly. Bill is long and spear-like.


Lakes and ponds. Sometimes over canals


Spotted with repeated dives but no catch as I watched

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gatorfellows 9 years ago

Great series :)

Jellis 9 years ago

Thanks Nayeli

Nayeli 9 years ago

Nice series!

Jellis 9 years ago

Thanks Jennifer

Great shots!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 30, 2013
Submitted on Dec 2, 2013

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