Utah Bird Profile
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Name Roots: (Gr. kerylos, "a sea bird" - alkyon, "the finfisher" [after Alcyon whose husband drowned])

In Utah:  
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a bank or in a snag at a height of feet, in a burrow or cavity nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a piscivore: water plunger.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and wetlands habitats.

By Jack Binch

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