A Female Belted Kingfisher

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    The female of most bird species are less colorful than the males. One exception to this is the Belted Kingfisher. The Male is solid white and blue but the female has a pleasant splash of reddish brown.
    Along the South River they are very difficult to approach but this individual has a nest along the bank of a creek. She has certain perches nearby that are her favorite. I waited in the shadows for her to change to this branch but I had to practically stand on my head to get a semi clear view.

    ramislevy, jeffhooks23, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jeffhooks23 36 months ago | reply

      One of my favorite birds! I see them often and I try to be sneaky, but I never get close. Excellent ambush!

    2. rattlinantler 36 months ago | reply

      Great Close Capture

    3. aumbody images 36 months ago | reply

      Wonderful. The fellows look far more like our kookaburras than I had expected

    4. charlie.hastings 36 months ago | reply

      That's a great shot of one of my favourite birds.

    5. Hard-Rain 36 months ago | reply

      Nice and close! Great shot!

    6. Asterionella 36 months ago | reply

      Great work! Worth the effort...super sharp for standing on your head :)

    7. marlesghillie 36 months ago | reply

      Good one - patience (and gymnastic ability) well rewarded!

    8. wintercove 36 months ago | reply

      Very nice!!!! I can never get one in good light. This is great.

    9. Cornell Lab of Ornithology 34 months ago | reply

      This photo appears on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thank you for Birdsharing, and for helping people learn about birds.

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