belted kingfisher


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Noun1.belted kingfisher - greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chestbelted kingfisher - greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chest
kingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
Ceryle, genus Ceryle - a genus of birds of the family Alcedinidae
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Sporadic and geographically widespread reports of parasites affecting the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) have been published, but few have described details of the pathology.
The bank has holes of approximate Belted Kingfisher burrow diameter at several locations within 1 m below the top and 2-4 m above the bottom of the bank, and has been the scene of nesting activity the three years we have checked, including a brood that fledged there on 26 June 2009.
Within hours, a Belted Kingfisher gave Ireland a hat-trick of top birds; a few local birders raided their piggy banks and got on the ferry or plane, others were inspired to search our own coastal headlands for unexpected migrants.
Belted kingfisher, 7; red-bellied woodpecker, 20; yellow-bellied sapsucker, 1; downy woodpecker, 147; hairy woodpecker, 36; pileated woodpecker, 2.
Westerlies brought several gannets off Rhos Point, but midwinter don't usually bring rarities across the Atlantic, so an American belted kingfisher in Northern Ireland was a surprise.
Equally as exciting and elusive as the belted kingfisher I saw in the States, the common kingfisher is a lovely iridescent blue with warm, chestnut orange underparts.
6 Unidentified swifts Apodidae 7 0 0 Belted kingfisher Ceryle alcyon 6 0.
More recently, a mid-December spill reached adjacent Mill Creek and killed an estimated 8,000 fish, at least eleven geese, a duck and a Belted Kingfisher.
You'll hike through soaring redwoods, glimpsing an occasional black-tailed deer or belted kingfisher, but the payoff is the view down the green gorge of Big Sur Valley.
Ohlenkamp's group spotted about 80 species of birds including the Belted Kingfisher, a fish-diving raptor with a black mohawklike crown and a belt around his paunch.
ossifragus, 7), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis, 4), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata, 4), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, 2), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos, 2), and one each of the following species: Rock Dove (Columba livia), Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Herring Gull (L.
The following bird taxa were regularly observed to take crawfish during the course of this study: Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue-Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Laughing Gull, Forster's Tern, and Belted Kingfisher.