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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!

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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