terrestrial

Belted Kingfisher (Kingfisherman)

Length 28-36cm (11-14″). Fairly common winter visitor to the Cayman Islands. Prefers Ironshore edges, margins of ponds and lagoons and freshwater pools. Perches motionless, or hovers above the water\’s surface, before plunging down to take small fish. Also feeds on crabs and other arthropods. Males lack the orange breast band displayed by the females… an exception to the rule of males being most colourful.

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