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Belted Kingfisher --(Ceryle alcyon) (10053 bytes)

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Belted Kingfisher
Ceryle alcyon

Kingfishers often find perches like this along the shore from which they can dive into the water to catch small fish. It seems like they must have pretty good eyesight to be able to see the fish underwater from 10-15 above the surface.

Location: Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka, Alaska

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