This male Belted Kingfisher has taken to perching in a dead tree outside my office window late afternoon while looking for its dinner. I have yet to see it catch a fish from that perch, but some day hope it all comes together.
As you can see Belted Kingfishers have a comparatively larger head than other birds - - about 1 foot overall length and weight at about 6 ounces.
Unlike most bird species the female of the species is more colorful than the male.
The male is called a cock the female a hen and the babies are known as chicks. Hmmm. Makes you wonder if there is any relationship to chickens.
They can fly at a speed of about 35mph.
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