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Belted Kingfisher

This male Belted Kingfisher frequents the creek running through the eastern end of the park, and I’ve been working on his portrait nearly every day for three weeks. He’s fairly unwary, for a kingfisher, but still difficult to capture on film. Too bad he’s not a female. Unlike most birds, the female kingfisher, with her striking rusty belt, is more brightly colored than the male.
January 16, 2003