belted kingfisher

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Synonyms for belted kingfisher

greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chest

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Ciconiiformes and large Laridae); 6) belted kingfishers (Ceryle alcyon); 7) aerially feeding white-throated swifts and Hirundinidae, especially violet-green swallows; 8) non-riverine terrestrial birds (e.
The following bird taxa were regularly observed to take crawfish during the course of this study: Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue-Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Laughing Gull, Forster's Tern, and Belted Kingfisher.
We located and monitored Belted Kingfisher nests along the Cache La Poudre River during the 1992 through 1995 breeding seasons.
We hear a belted kingfisher, but it eludes us by staying hidden along the riverbank until much later, when it finally appears in a silvery dramatic flash as it chatters across the sky.
Howden's claim to fame of course, apart from a great reed warbler back in the mists of time, was the all too brief appearance of the belted kingfisher as it made its mythical way north to Aberdeenshire on April 2 this year.
These unique areas are home to a diverse range of rare flora and fauna, such as the belted kingfisher of Lover's Lake Nature Reserve in Bermuda and giant crabs in the island's Hungry Bay Mangrove Swamp.
ON THE FAR SIDE of the Connecticut River, a female belted kingfisher perches on the edge of a fish-filled dishpan.
a belted kingfisher in Cornwall, a harlequin duck at Wick in northern Scotland, even a sharp tailed sandpiper in Kent.
But don't let that keep you from listening for the rattle of a belted kingfisher, and watching the graceful form of a great blue heron lifting from a quiet pool.
The Verde River is also an internationally known migratory nesting spa for hundreds of waterfowl and home to such endangered bird species as bald and golden eagles, belted kingfisher, common black hawk, osprey, peregrine falcon, and yellow-billed cuckoo.
Here you may also catch sight of abundant mule deer, a belted kingfisher, a small gray water ouzel, even an occasional river otter.
Paris was part of the Fern Ridge team that saw everything from flocks of Canada geese to belted kingfishers to the rare sighting of a white-tailed kite.
Belted kingfishers noisily make their presence known, too.
Free-roaming cats, thought to live in a newly constructed subdivision in California's Marin County, are showing up at Cemetery Marsh, a 50-acre spot used as a nesting area and over-wintering site by belted kingfishers and snowy egrets, according to the Marin Audubon Society, which is encouraging residents to keep cats indoors.
Immediately after the spill, biologists observed dead fish, macroinvertebrates, mussels, turtles, frogs, snakes, muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus), wood ducks (Aix sponsa), and belted kingfishers (Ceryle alcyon).