Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kingfisher, December 21, 2016

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 4, 2016
Belted Kingfishers, Ceryle alcyon, are the most commonly seen Kingfishers in the United States. Though they are not as colorful as other Kingfishers, they are easily identified by their prominent crest and sharply-pointed bill. They eat small fish, crabs, crayfish, salamanders, lizards, mice, and insects.

You may see them near a pond or lake perched on a tree branch or electric power line watching for their prey in the water below. They also have the ability to hover over the water and dive vertically to catch a fish.

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  1. I haven't seem one of these fuzzy headed fellows in ages.

  2. So wonderful. I see them sometimes, but never get a picture ..they won't holdvstill for me.

  3. That's one crazy hairdo. '-D Merry Christmas, Lea!

  4. Hello, great captures of the Kingfisher. One of my favorite birds! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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