September 22, 2015

Over the marsh

Belted kingfisher flying over the marsh at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada .


Megaceryle alcyon
Pleistocene fossils of Belted Kingfishers (to 600,000 years old) have been unearthed in Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, and Texas. The oldest known fossil in the kingfisher genus is 2 million years old, found in Alachua County, Florida. source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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