January 18, 2013

Ringed Kingfisher

Ringed Kingfisher by ricmcarthur
Ringed Kingfisher, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
The ringed kingfisher has a very large bill, chestnut breast and belly.
About 16 inches long, 41 cm, and prefers marshes and slow moving water.
He is much bigger than the belted kingfisher we have in Ontario. Ours is about 13
in. - 33cm, in length.

We saw this one in southeast Texas.

Ceryle torquatus

1 comment:

Blake A. Mann said...

No Ringed Kingfisher on the St. Clair today!
Nice to see you today!