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Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

A mid-sized bird, frequently spotted along the shores of lakes and rivers. The bird sits on a branch looking for fishes and then suddenly dives at high speed into the water to catch a fish. Also spectacular are the birds territorial fight with other Kingfishers over fishing grounds.

Observations by Season

Number of times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting nature parks nearby.

SpringSummerFallWinter
Identifications 0 4 1 0

A species is registered only once / park visit. Consult the page animal tracking to learn more about how we determine identifications and log observations in the field.

Photos of Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Parc Angrignon - 2018-09-23

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f8.0; Iso 2500;

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Parc Angrignon - 2018-09-23

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f5.6; Iso 360;

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Parc Angrignon - 2017-09-09

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 1100;

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Angry bird having been chased away from its preferred spot.

Parc Angrignon - 2017-09-09

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 4000;

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)

Parc des Rapides - 2016-09-03

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 550mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 720;

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