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Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle Alcyon

Description:

Size & Shape Belted Kingfishers are stocky, large-headed birds with a shaggy crest on the top and back of the head and a straight, thick, pointed bill. Their legs are short and their tails are medium length and square-tipped. Color Pattern These kingfishers are powder blue above with fine, white spotting on the wings and tail. The underparts are white with a broad, blue breast band. Females also have a broad rusty band on their bellies. Juveniles show irregular rusty spotting in the breast band.

Habitat:

Large prairie lake with surrounding wetland

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6 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you!

Dixie
Dixie 6 years ago

I love the look of these birds. Good shot!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thanks Christy! They are always a treat to see! I can't get over his big head and tini-tiny feet!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Your one shot is great! ;-)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you! I was only able to get one snap of the camera before he flew off!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Beautiful, Emily!

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

Brighton, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2014
Submitted on Jul 15, 2014

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