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belted kingfisher

noun
1.
a grayish-blue, North American kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon, having a white breast marked with a grayish-blue band.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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Examples from the web for belted kingfisher
  • 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.
  • Area regulars, great blue and green herons, are occasionally joined by wood duck and belted kingfisher.
  • The local belted kingfisher will come by to show you the best way to do it.
  • Flight calls of belted kingfisher ring loudly over the sounds of rushing river waters.

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