What bird has a great big head and kills its prey by knocking it against a branch before swallowing it whole?

Here are some clues: it is often found perched on dead branches over water and its large head and beak absorb the impact of the water when it dives in to catch its favourite food, fish.

It’s the belted kingfisher!  Learn more about this fascinating bird with CVC Education Coordinator Kari Sattler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uknIEA6f45A

Screenshot of Terra Cotta Files Video of Belted Kingfisher

Belted kingfisher photo courtesy of Teddy Llovet, Wikimedia Commons

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