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Ringed Kingfisher

Megaceryle torquata

Description:

Adult Ringed kingfisher perched above the water.

Habitat:

Near bodies of water where fish are present. Wooded riparian areas.

Notes:

This bird is one of a mated pair, and its territory still overlaps with that of its juvenile offspring. Usually an evasive bird, this individual allowed the photographer to approach. The juvenile was nearby; perhaps this adult was attempting to draw attention away from it.

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Nice spotting. What a handsome little bird.

CTXsnapper
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CTXsnapper

San Marcos, Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 23, 2014
Submitted on Oct 24, 2014

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