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.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. Always wonderful to see a Kingfisher. great shots.

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. Maravilha!!! bjs, lindo dia,chica

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. What an interesting bird. Thanks for the kingfisher introduction.

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  12. 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 :)

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  13. LOVE these shots of your beautiful Kingfisher!

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

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  15. Wow, what a fantastic bird! Great shots!

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

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  17. 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.

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

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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. 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...........

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  25. One of my favourite birds. Such a colourful variant.

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

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

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  28. What a beautiful bird and great shots of it.

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

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

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

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

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

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  34. Handsome bird! I especially like the first picture.

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

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  36. Yes, very enjoyable




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3

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  37. 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.

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  38. Your photos are special Eileen, they are beautiful.

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

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

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

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

    that white ring is so prominent!!

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  43. 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!

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  44. 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*

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

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

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  47. 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!

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

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

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

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  51. 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

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  52. 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

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  53. 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!

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  54. I will enjoy each and every one of your FAVORITES!

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

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