This week I am sharing the Belted Kingfisher. Unless it is a rare sighting, the Belted Kingfisher is one of the only Kingfishers seen in the USA. I usually hear their sharp rattle sound before I see them. They are shy birds around me, take off before I can get a sharp clear photo. I am always trying for that great shot though. I hope you enjoy these Belted Kingfisher photos.
The are known to hover and then plunge head first into the water for their catch of fish.
The adult female Belted Kingfisher has a rufous belly band. The male has a bluish belly breastband. Both male and female have white underparts and a dark crest.
They are often seen perched in trees near the water.
I have so many favorite birds, the Kingfishers are another favorite.
I hope you enjoyed my photos and post.
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My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday