Morro Bay State Park
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
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)