The Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) breeds in North America and in winters inhabits from central USA to South America. Its place is in coastlines, shores of rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Adults are 20.5 cm (12 inches) in height and 150 g in weight.
Its upperparts and its broad breast-brand, are blue-gray. Remiges and retrices are black, edged with blue-gray. Its underparts and a collar in neck are white. Flanks blue-gray, feet blackish, and bill black, except base of mandible gray. This bird eats fishes.