Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

Order

CORACIIFORMES

Family

Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Code 4

BEKI

Code 6

CERALC

ITIS

HEAD

Belted Kingfisher Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: Blue-gray
  • Forehead Color: Blue-gray
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Belted Kingfisher Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28-37 cm (11-14.5 in)
  • Weight: 173 g (6.1 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Blue, White, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Belted Kingfisher Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Slow direct flight with somewhat erratic pattern., Hovers above water.
  • Wingspan Range: 56-66 cm (22-26 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Blue-gray
  • Under Tail: Blue-gray
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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