Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ringed Kingfisher

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Ringed Kingfisher from Belize. It was not a lifer because my first sighting was posted here Ringed Kingfisher Costa Rica

These photos are from my birding tour along the Sittee River..near Hopkins Belize.  The bird was cooperative for a few photos.


This is a large Kingfisher 15.5 inches..a massive bill and you can clearly see the rufous underparts of the male.. It has blueish-gray plumage, shaggy crest and a white collar. It breeds near large bodies of water and near heavily wooded areas.




The kingfishers are another one of my favorite birds. LOL,  I seem to have so many favorites.. This Kingfisher is found in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, thru Central America to South America.. I hope you enjoyed seeing the Ringed Kingfisher.. 

Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

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Thanks to both of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and our host Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

63 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this special bird in these beautiful leaves.
Best regards, Synnöve

Sue said...

Well now there is a handsome fella. I like the Kingfisher family as well. And pelicans. And woodpeckers! So , you're not alone in having LOTS of favorites. Who can choose just one!
Have a wonderful day, Eileen

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of this kingfisher.
Really nice this species.
Here in the Netherlands he is not.

Margaret Adamson said...

Always wonderful to see a Kingfisher. great shots.

Stewart M said...

Great bird - my WBW this week is a kingfisher, slight less brightly coloured, but somewhat larger!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

✿ chica said...

Maravilha!!! bjs, lindo dia,chica

Sandra said...

Oh wow, he is beautiful, yet another bird I have never seen. isn't it funny that what ever we are posting or doing or seeing it is one of our favorites.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a handsome bird!

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, a very unusual bird, and beautiful colors. Don't think I've seen one before.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

It really is impossible to have favorites. The one in sight is always my favorite. Right up to the point the next one flies in.

TexWisGirl said...

i love to see all the types of kingfishers that exist around the world!

Leora said...

What an interesting bird. Thanks for the kingfisher introduction.

DeniseinVA said...

What a handsome bird. I love the sun shining on his feathers. Thank you for sharing him Eileen and hope you are enjoying your week :)

Montanagirl said...

LOVE these shots of your beautiful Kingfisher!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a handsome kingfisher, I love the 2nd shot particularly

Linda W. said...

What a cool bird!

Karen said...

Wow, what a fantastic bird! Great shots!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen,
Uma ave invulgar e bela!
Abraços,
Ailime

Hannah said...

What a wonderful bird! Too bad it doesn't come further up the states. It's not even in my bird book. I was just looking at Stewart's Kookaburra in the kingfisher family, then I looked up Australian kingfishers and it said there were 9! And they are so cute. Unless they are fishing in your pond.LOL Woodpeckers are one of my favorite families, but the kingfishers are interesting as well.

Felicia said...

these birds are so beautiful. kingfishers don't look like this where i live.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful bird!Great shots of the kingfisher!Wonderful pictures!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi...

Marie said...

Oh, he's just wonderful! You were so fortunate to get to see him...and get such great photos!

Karen S. said...

That is one gorgeous bird!

Chris Rohrer said...

When I first saw this bird, I jumped! It's massive and had been hanging right over my head! I don't know where it fits in the Kingfisher size category but this is definitely a monster!

Bethany Carson said...

That's a beautiful kingfisher! Great shots! I've never had the opportunity to get a good glimpse of one in real life, so it's awesome to see them through your camera lense!

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

He is SO beautiful. I'm sure you were just as excited to see him in Belize as you were the first time.

Merlesworld said...

He is a fine looking fellow.
Our kookaburra is a kingfisher not often seen in Sydney but when he laughs everyone stops to listen it's such a happy sound.
Merle...........

Adam Jones said...

One of my favourite birds. Such a colourful variant.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You and me both Eileen...I too have several favorites. And your kingfisher is one of them. Great photos.

Stephanie said...

He is a beauty!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Beautiful capture. I love the kingfisher, too. Thanks for sharing this.

Carver said...

What a beautiful bird and great shots of it.

Brian King said...

This is a gorgeous bird! Beautiful photos! I can never get close to our Kingfishers.

Our photos said...

Pretty colors. Very nice !

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, Eileen....Oh, Eileen...these are magnificent as they are one of my favorites too...LOL!...:)JP

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great looking birdie!
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Jen said...

Another valley bird for me to look for! He's gorgeous.

Pat said...

Colorful little bird!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That's a beautiful capture of this bird! He's very colorful.

Gail Dixon said...

Wow, I'm impressed! This is such a beautiful bird. Like Brian, I can never get close. The ones around here are very skittish.

Linda said...

Handsome bird! I especially like the first picture.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

was teaching the students about the poison 1080 drops to bait the possums, and stoat because these predators eat out bird.

Cloudia said...

Yes, very enjoyable




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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The happy wanderer. said...

I do like the colours of this Kingfisher, and understand why Kingfishers are one of your favourite birds - it is difficult to chose a favourite when so many are lovely and interesting.

jezikalt said...

What a spectacular beak.

Bob Bushell said...

Your photos are special Eileen, they are beautiful.

Mary Cromer said...

Very Beautiful bird Eileen, You saw some great birds on that journey~

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Eileen he is quite a bird and that is quite a beak perfect for fishing.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's so handsome! I love the russet colours. Have a great day, Eileen.

Debbie said...

wow, wow, wow, how exciting to see so close up!!

that white ring is so prominent!!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Another great discovery with this magnificent kingfisher!
Very impressive beak indeed!
I hope you still have many more interesting birds to show us from Belize!!
Keep well!

orchid Miyako said...

Ringed Kingfisher! Wow; what a unique bird with long beak with some chic colors♡♡♡ I thought the colors really for male. I checked the word 'rufous':-)


Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Indrani said...

We usually get to see the blue ones here. This one is new to me.
Great pics.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You know, it's true. I think our favourites have to be the ones in front of us at the time.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wow! A most handsome Kingfisher. They are neat birds. Glad you had such a wonderful vacation back then. You really saw lots of wildlife. Have a great day tomorrow!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

He's a beauty! I love kingfisher's too! So thrilling to see one! xo Karen

Missy George said...

Gorgeous bird..Have always loved the Kingfisher family..

Rambling Woods said...

Handsome bird and I too love kingfishers.... Michelle

September Violets said...

Such a beauty!! I love kingfishers too. We had the belted kingfishers living along the creeks beside my home, and it was always a nice surprise to hear their chatter as they flew up the creek. Wendy x

September Violets said...

Such a beauty!! I love kingfishers too. We had the belted kingfishers living along the creeks beside my home, and it was always a nice surprise to hear their chatter as they flew up the creek. Wendy x

4ncü Ev said...

Kingfishers are interesting and attractive birds! I dream to be able to photograph one in Istanbul. Thank you for your gorgeous photos and have a great week!

Lynne said...

I will enjoy each and every one of your FAVORITES!

NatureFootstep said...

I´m so glad you got great images of him. :)