National Geographic : 1942 Jun
The National Geographic Magazine "Learn Patience, Little One. 'Tis Essential to a Fisherman" The Belted Kingfisher makes a rattling call, like the clicking of a reel. Diving from twenty or thirty feet in the air, it transfixes its finny prey with javelinlike bill. It winters as far south as British Guiana or Trinidad. (9 National Ueograpllic Society Kodachromes by Dr. Arthur A. Allen Seven Little Fishermen, and How They Grow Here the young Belted Kingfishers have been posed at the mouth of their five-foot, tunnel-like home. Unlike those of most young birds, their feathers will remain in the casings until the fledglings are nearly full grown, thus protecting them from the sandy walls of the burrow.