Perched on top of tree singing.
This female kingfisher watched us kayak past the island where the tree she perched in grew. She was quite noisy, chattering the entire time we saw her. Couldn't get close enough for a better photo.
female belted kingfisher
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.
The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It is depicted on the 1986 series Canadian $5 note. All kingfishers were formerly placed in one family, Alcedinidae, but recent research suggests that this should be divided into three. All six New World kingfishers, together with three Old World species, make up the new family Cerylidae.