It's time to vote on our 2017 photo contest! Vote for your favorite photos of the year here!

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Megaceryle
Species: alcyon

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska
, British Columbia
Big Pine Key, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Oak Brook, Illinois
Coatesville, Indiana
Metairie, Louisiana
Paulina, Louisiana
Vacherie, Louisiana
Bishopville, Maryland
Mooresville, North Carolina
Thomasville, North Carolina
Bend, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Seabrook, Texas
Walkerton, Virginia
Show all

Members' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 22, 2017, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

For a bird that's so widespread, this one is seldom seen, at least by yours truly. The best place to see or even interact with them in my area is on the jetty at the Bonnabel Boat Launch in Metairie, LA. They perch in young live oak trees, and I found at least one I could walk right up to and photograph as it blithely ignored me. I hope to see one of these diminutive warriors catching a fish someday.

Neutral

On Jan 4, 2009, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

The Belted Kingfisher male only has one belt, the female has a second lower reddish-brown belly band.

BACK TO TOP