The feature image is female Belted Kingfisher spotted along one of the nature drives at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida.
The Belted Kingfisher is a large stocky fish-eating bird with a high pitched call. They are blue-gray and white, however the female has a chestnut colored band around the belly and along the flanks that are not evident in the male. One of a few birds which the female has more color than the male. These kingfishers can be seen throughout North America, Central America and in parts of South America. Sightings are limited in the UK and Iceland.
This is my first time participating in April Blogging from A-Z Challenge. As a birder and photographer, I will be sharing a new bird with you every day. I host a weekly photo challenge called Bird Weekly and would love for you to stop by anytime. Join in if that is your thing too.