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Belted kingfisher (male)

Megaceryle alcyon


A medium-sized stocky bird with a shaggy crest. Slate blue and white plumage with a heavy bill. Males lack the rufous band on the belly.


Spotted foraging from perches at the Skagit Wildlife Area-Wiley Slough, an estuary of the Skagit River.

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Tukup 3 months ago

Nice catch Brian. They're always fun to watch. I'm trying to picture Sukanya with hair like that 😊

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 months ago

Dangerous looking bill ! I wonder if the blue catches the sun. Handsome bird. Thanks Brian.

SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

I love the way the feathers look on its brings back childhood memories of my mom holding me firmly by the chin and combing my hair flat!!! Thanks, Brian.

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Mount Vernon, Washington, United States

Spotted on Oct 31, 2020
Submitted on Jan 31, 2021

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