Female Belted Kingfisher

Some images of a female Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquatus) that I captured from my kayak a few years ago. How do I know this is a female? The female has a reddish-brown belly band around her belly … the male does not: The low, in-the-water approach of a kayak can often get one very close […]

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Fingers Crossed! (Re-post from 2010)

(Note: This post originally published in June, 2010) This morning I’m heading back out in the kayak, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that soon I will get some more photo opps with the Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon). I have seen a few this year, but the fish fry have just been too small for […]

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While editing some of my images the other day, I found this interesting one, in which I’ve titled “Headache!” This is a Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) with a nice-sized sun perch. One of the interesting behaviors of the Belted Kingfisher is it’s repeated banging of it’s prey against a limb before it is swallowed. In […]

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Belted Kingfisher with fish

Today’s post features a Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) from a couple of years ago. This imaged was made from the kayak at a local state conservation area. I was sitting in the kayak, awaiting some Green Herons to show up when this young female showed up with a freshly-caught fish. The Belted Kingfisher is one […]

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