Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Divingbird
Common Name : Belted Kingfisher
Scientific Name : Megaceryle alcyon
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

Belted Kingfishers have a shaggy crest. It’s long bill is black with a gray base. Both male and female have a slate blue head and a white collar. There is a large blue band on both of their chest, and they have white underparts. The wings and back are slate blue with white spots. The female has a red band on it’s chest.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 11 – 14 Inches (28 – 35 Centimeters)
Weight: 5 – 6 Ounces (140 – 170 Grams)
Wingspan: 19 23 Inches (48 – 58 Centimeters)

Behavior :

Belted Kingfishers are active during the day and live near bodies of water, such as a river. When they are hunting they dive into the water and get a fish.

Social Organization :

Belted Kingfishers are solitary except when raising young or mating.

Approval Level : None; Belted Kingfishers are quite common in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

Belted Kingfishers can inflict a nasty wound with their sharp talons or beak.

Training Level : Advanced;

Belted Kingfishers fly and swim, creating challenges due to the number of escape choices the bird is in possession of.

Hunting Tactic : Birds
Food Quality : High; A Belted Kingfisher is large and well able to feed multiple cats.