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Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon

Flight call description A loud rattle, variable in pitch, and sometimes with a musical quality.


Fig.1. New Jersey August 20, 2000 (MO).

Bird in flight.



Diurnal calling sequence:

1. New York July 31,1988 (WRE). Bird in flight with Eastern Towhee singing in the background.


Similar species Distinctive.


Behavior Presumed to migrate during both day and night. Gives rattle call frequently in flight during the day. Not known to give flight call in nocturnal migration.