Belted Kingfisher "Ceryle alcyon"

Belted Kingfisher "Ceryle alcyon" Female. Length 13", wingspan 20" and weight 5 ounces. Females have a russet waist band and it is absent in the males. They plunge dive to catch fish and give a noisy staccato call when they fly away. Their nests are located in tunnels that are excavated in dirt banks. Widespread throughout North America.

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