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Belted Kingfisher
(Ceryle alcyon)

Belted Kingfisher Information

Length: 13"

Habitat: Edges of ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, and coastal bays; road cuts and gravel pits near clear, open water. Requires perches above water for spotting prey. During breeding season, requires exposed dirt banks for nest sites.

Diet: Small fish (staple), amphibians, reptiles, crayfish, mollusks, insects, small mammals. Occasionally, wild fruits.
Belted Kingfisher
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Belted Kingfisher ID TipsIdentification tips for the Belted Kingfisher
Range Maps:
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Belted Kingfisher Breeding Map Belted Kingfisher Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional photos and information:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
Photo of Belted Kingfisher (female).



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