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Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), formerly Ceryle alcyon, is a widespread bird across North America, Central America and parts of northern South America. The bird inhabits lakes, ponds and marshes and rivers where it hunts for small fish. The Belted Kingfisher below was flying along a waterway at Aransas N.W.R., Aransas Co., Texas, in November, 2006. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens.
The female Belted Kingfisher below was at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in February, 2007. The image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The Belted Kingfisher shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in January, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The nest three shots of Belted Kingfisher were taken near Sanibel Island, Lee Co., Florida, in January, 2013.
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
2 October 2016
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
4 April 2017
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
7 April 2017