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A Belted Kingfisher

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This Belted Kingfisher lives on Lake Paradise in The Villages, Florida.  I have seen this bird at both Paradise Park (the opposite shore from the bird) and at Boone Park.  I took these pictures last week.

The Belted Kingfisher eats fish, frogs, tender turtles, tadpoles and larger aquatic insects.  It swoops down and spears its prey with its sharp long bill.   This bird is quite shy.  Belted Kingfishers live around salt or fresh water.

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "A Belted Kingfisher" (3)

  1. Pretty cool bird. I haven’t seen a Kingfisher for some time.

    • Hi Montucky, This one lives on the neighborhood lake here. I have spotted it now five times in the last couple of months. Always wary of people. I got these shots because the bird was all the way across the lake. Glad you like the Kingfisher birds. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hello, they are cool birds. Great captures, they usually are shy! Happy weekend to you!

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