Two Kingfishers in a dead conifer.
Solid red beneath unlike a Belted. Huge bill. This bird has been at Lake Martin for over a year now.
The Coraciiformes are a group of usually colorful near passerine birds including the kingfishers, the Hoopoe, the bee-eaters, the rollers, and the hornbills. They generally have syndactyly, with three forward-pointing toes (and toes 3 & 4 fused at their base), though in many kingfishers one of these is missing.