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WANTED! - 37YO Male Desperately seeking Belted Kingfisher

Posted April 16th, 2008 at 09:04 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour
(image from Whatbird.com)

Nearly anyone in the North America region should have ample opportunity to see a Belted Kingfisher.
Yet, why does this species elude me?

The large head with a spikey haircut and vicious-looking beak stacked on a short body gives the bird a personality not unlike the cartoon character, Woody Woodpecker. I can't help but have an affinity for a bird that strikes that pose.

I may have spotted a Belted variety on my way up to the mountains before Sacramento, at the Yolo Causeway .
But I couldn't confirm zooming past at 70 MPH.

As their name implies, these birds hunt fish and other small aquatic creatures as well as lizards. They hover over the water waiting to strike. When the prey is secured, the Kingfisher will kill it by striking the creature against a tree or dropping it on stone.

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