Belted Kingfisher – 9/18/14

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/18/14

Observation Time: 2:50 p.m.

Observation Place: near Lake Massapoag boat launching ramp

Common Name: Belted Kingfisher

Scientific Name: Megaceryle alcyon

Comments: Belted kingfishers nest in a burrow, usually in a dirt bank near water. Their call is a distinctive, scolding chatter. Check out the recordings at the link below.

More Information:  All About Birds