Birds of Quivira – Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

While at Quivira, Steve and I happened upon one of the most patient, cooperative wild birds I have ever come across, this male Belted Kingfisher.  It stayed perched, except when taking off to grab a prey item, as we slowly crept closer in the car.

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

In the photo below, the bird winds up to bash a crayfish that it eventually swallowed.

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

Thanks for visiting!

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

-OZB

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