Attention Birders: What The Heck Kind Of Bird Is This

This guy was perched on a piling yesterday morning but I’ve never seen anything with this type of markings.  The beak almost looks like a night heron but that’s a wild guess.

Steve Borichevski?  Jim Barber?  Bueller? Bueller?image

21 thoughts on “Attention Birders: What The Heck Kind Of Bird Is This

  1. Hey Joe..it is a female Belted Kingfisher. Unlike most species of birds, the female is more brightly colored, with the rufous color on her flanks and belly. Males completely lack rufous feathers. Great capture!

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  2. Yep, Kingfisher. There was a post on GMG just the other day about them! They hang out here on the Annisquam off Wheeler Point a lot, too.

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  3. it is a belted kingfisher who is either:

    very cold or having a bad hair day or just lost an argument with a Van de Graaff generator

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  4. It is indeed a Kingfisher. reat photo but be careful, the NOAA will want him removed from the area without a proper catch share permit…………………

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  5. It’s a female belted kingfisher. She is one of the few females to have the extra stripe on the abdomen. A super photo. They are quick of wing and seldom shot at this quality of photo. Thanks for making a great morning!

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    1. PAUL, there has been about 15 emails to the GMG email address about the bird. I wonder if those people realize that there is a comment link below the post or if there is some other reason they email me directly instead of leaving a comment.

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