Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon

Belted Kingfishers spend much of their time perched alone along the edges of streams, lakes, and estuaries, searching for small fish. They also fly quickly up and down rivers and shorelines giving loud rattling calls. They hunt either by plunging directly from a perch, or by hovering over the water, bill downward, before diving after a fish they’ve spotted. The belted kingfisher is a stocky, medium-sized bird that measures between 11–14 inches in length with a wingspan of between 19–23 inches. (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Belted_Kingfisher/id)

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