Belted Kingfisher

The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is found across most of British Columbia; on the coast year-round and in the interior during summer. As their name implies they live on fish gathered from marine and freshwater environments. They also consume crabs and other crustaceans and even amphibians. Their call is a long rattle and is very distinctive. They do not make their nest out of grasses or twigs but burrow into riverbanks and sandy cliffs. These long tunnels are made by both the male and female and both also incubate the eggs.

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