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Belted Kingfisher (male)

Megaceryle alcyon

Description:

Dark gray and white bird with long bill. "This species has a large head with a shaggy crest. Its long, heavy bill is black with a grey base. These features are common in many kingfisher species. This kingfisher shows sexual dimorphism, with the female more brightly coloured than the male. Both sexes have a slate blue head, large white collar, a large blue band on the breast, and white underparts."

Habitat:

Tree above river filled with Pink Salmon


No species ID suggestions

4 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

male.

Thank you Epicology and Sergio! The rented 400mm lens was definitely worth it! :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

It is so beautiful, Cindy, and the series is great!

Epicology
Epicology 5 years ago

Amazing!

Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

Lat: 55.34, Long: -131.65

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 10, 2013

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