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    Belted Kingfisher / Megaceryle alcyon

    : Breeds. but noisily conspicuous around freshwater mid May-early Sep.

    : on fresh and saltwater early Apr-late May and mid Sep-late Nov with from late Mar and to early Dec.

    : mid Dec-Mar as long as there's open water along protected salt water shorelines. Lingerers almost always males.

    Miscellany: Belted Kingfisher's actual nest site, excavated in nearly vertical earthen banks, may be up to several miles from water.

    Last Updated: April 25th, 2022