belted kingfisher

noun
a grayish-blue, North American kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon, having a white breast marked with a grayish-blue band.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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belted kingfisher

noun
greyish-blue North American kingfisher with a chestnut band on its chest 
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Example sentences
The rattling call of the belted kingfisher is often what attracts our attention
  to these handsome birds.
The belted kingfisher is seen at many northeastern aquaculture facilities
  throughout the year.
The river itself is worth checking for water birds such as great blue and green
  herons, wood duck and belted kingfisher.
From the boat launch, look for spotted sandpiper on the rocks and fish-eating
  birds such as belted kingfisher.
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