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.
Week #39 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge is birds that eat fish as their primary diet. Some of my photos this week have been in other blogs, not necessarily Bird Weekly, but some are being recycled specifically for this challenge. Not all my birds were caught eating fish, but they are fish eaters. You do not have to show your fishing eating birds in the act.
Week #32 challenge is Birds with brown feathers. This can be a splash of brown or brown all over! Many “girl” birds are brown whereas their more colorful boyfriend flashes his “Liberace” colors!
The feature image is a Black-crowned Night Heron. They give us plenty of photo opportunities up close and personal when we visit Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida.