Belted Kingfisher – 8/3/10
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 8/3/10
Observation Time: 9:30 a.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond
Common Name: Belted Kingfisher
Scientific Name: Megaceryle alcyon
Comments: A pair of belted kingfishers were diving simultaneously several times into Gavins Pond. The bottom photo shows the splash of the kingfisher diving in.
Kingfishers nest in burrows on the banks of ponds and rivers.
More Information: University of Massachusetts