Sounds of the Belted Kingfisher
Shortcut: Loud rattle
Song: Dry rattle of varying length, often given in flight.
Call: Primary call is a loud, dry rattle in varying length and intensity. A long rattle often indicates alarm, aggression or excitement. Kingfishers are territorial and call often in flight along shorelines.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.