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Belted kingfishers prefer to be near water

Belted kingfishers (Megaceryle alcyon) like to be near water.

While they will eat berries, crayfish, juvenile birds, frogs and a variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects, their main diet is fish.

You can spot belted kingfishers on Pocosin Lakes Refuge, as well as other regional national wildlife refuges.

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