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Belted Kingfishers

The Belted Kingfisher is a very elusive small bird that is found near ponds, rivers, lakes, and even salt  marsh-lands.  The Belted Kingfishers fly over the water to catch fish for their meal.  They stab the fish with their thin strong and sharp bill.  These birds are a steel-blue in color with a white neck and breast, and a patch of rust-colored feathers on the flanks.  Belted Kingfishers have black eyes and a black bill.

Belted Kingfishers are shy birds that fly quickly.  They are wary of people and hard to photograph.  I am glad I got these long-distance (and cropped for good viewing) pictures.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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