by Amy
(Rochester, NY, USA)

I live near Rochester, NY. I have this bird in my backyard (see 2 photos). I think it might be some sort of woodpecker.

I have seen it diving into the shallow creek behind my house to get water/bugs. It is black, white and brownish-red, with speckles under it's wings/tail feathers (?)

Any help identifying would be appreciated.

I believe it is a Belted Kingfisher.

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Sep 14, 2011
Belted Kingfisher
by: Shirl Abrahamson

Yes I think it is a female belted kingfisher. Beautiful bird.

Sep 14, 2011
by: kirk

Amy it is a belted kingfisher.

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