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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Waterbirds were considered waterfowl, seabirds, shorebirds, wading birds, and Megaceryle alcyon L.
Sporadic and geographically widespread reports of parasites affecting the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) have been published, but few have described details of the pathology.
Species Common Name Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier Megaceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher Strix varia Barred Owl Vermivora chrysoptera Golden-winged Warbler Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo Species Bluebell Bohm Sweet William Circus cyaneus -- 1 -- Megaceryle alcyon -- 1 -- Strix varia -- 1 -- Vermivora chrysoptera -- 1 -- Vireo bellii -- -- 1