Morro Bay State Park
12Oct2012
Ceryle alcyon
 (L 13" WS 20" WT 5 oz)
Belted Kingfisher
Short and stocky with an ener-
getic flight and a piercing rattle
call...a fun bird to see.
Shadow Cliffs
Peasanton, CA
27Dec2008
Females have a rusty
chest band which is
missing in males.
Kingfisher: “It is a fine-looking bird, larger
than a Robin, gray above and white below.
Notice the top-knot. When you wake up in
the morning you sometimes look the same
way. That is before you comb your hair. Of
course, your nose isn‘t so long.
      (Roger Tory Peterson)
Females